Left handed sailmaker's palm: 20th century

Left handed sailmaker's palm: 20th century
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

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Left handed sailmaker's palm. When repairing boat sails, sailmakers would use thick needles. This pad, called a palm, helped protect the sailmaker's hands. A left-handed sailmaker would have used this one.

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