These are things that I discovered in my grandmother’s home, but I have no clue what they are.

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There is a long and illustrious history behind picket clothespins, dating back to the eighteenth century, when doing laundry required a lot of manual effort and clothes needed to be hung out to dry. From the beginning, wooden clothespins were made of materials that resembled bone, metal, or horn. However, their popularity increased owing to the fact that they were inexpensive and easily accessible. There were early versions that had been carved by hand, which demonstrated the competence and perfection of artisans who took delight in their job.

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