Rural Life Museum: What’s That Thing A Ma Jig
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Can you guess what this is? The fiber should be a great hint. They were used all over Louisiana for hundreds of years and still used today. You can come see one being used by one of our amazing craftsmen this Harvest Days September 22nd and 23rd, 2012.

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Cotton carders are used to separate the fibers of the cotton plant so that it may be spun into a thread for weaving. The first evidence of cotton carder is from India around the 2nd century AD.

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