Museum exhibit /Device for making felt
A device for making felt. It belonged to E. Mižutavičienė when she was in exile in the Tit-Ary Settlement (Yakutia). Between 1942 and 1957. It is kept in the Museum of Exile and Resistance (Kaunas, Lithuanian Republic). 
 
 
 
 
Types of exhibitsMuseum exhibits/Objects/
 
Years and places of existence in subject-related function1942-1957, Yakutia
 
Size21 х 13 cm
 
MaterialsWood
 
Materials
 
Detailed annotationA device for making felt from dogs’ hair. It belonged to E. Mižutavičienė, when she was in exile in the Tit-Ary Settlement (Yakutia). Between 1942 and 1957. The rolling effect is achieved by driving the nail (the “needle") into the hair. The head of the nail and the notches in the lower part of the nail engage with the fibres and push them through the lower layers and this creates a matting effect. This technique of dry rolling of dogs’ hair is called “felting” or “Filtsnadel”.
 
PersonsMižutavičienė Е., Manufactured the device
 
Web page?Yes
 
 
Museum exhibit /Device for making felt