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Oval shaped footbath

Early 20th century

  • bamboo
  • 510mm wide x 370mm deep x 300mm high

An interesting item of domestic routine. People would fill the bath with hot water to wash and soak their feet after a long day. Made from bamboo and used regularly to keep the material swollen and watertight. Today it can be displayed as a decorative item and still useful holding balls of wool and other items that usually get left lying around.