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Acadian House Museum

Brush, Shaving

Accession number: 2012.40.01
Date: 1900
Materials: rope, string
Measurements: 15.9 cm L x 6.4 cm W
Narrative: These shaving brushes would be made by sailors during their voyages. They would simply unbraid the plentiful rope aboard the ship.

A shaving brush made from rope. The handle is tied at both ends with white string and still in the original rope-braid. The brush part is simply the rope-braid undone.