For the second day of #historyinherhands  for Women’s History Month, I offer this doll pen-wipe with her red and white wool skirt.
Pen-wipes or pen-wipers were used for dabbing off or cleaning ones pen while writing letters, journals, and such. Some pen-wipes were simple, being rolls or circles of fulled wool. Others were fanciful decorations as well as tools. This particular style doll pen-wiper is attributed Shaker origins, being made for purchase. Her folds of red and white wool act as a skirt holding her jointed body upright.

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