Primitive, wooden wash paddles that dates back to the 19th Century! Each has a unique, folksy shape and was carved completely from a single piece of wood. They shows age and wear but are solid, rugged, well-preserved. Also known as laundry bats or battledores, these were once common tools in 18th and 19th Century households. This type of household tool was used to wash clothes, either in a river or creek or even in a wash bucket. Its primary purpose was to beat dirt and stains out of the fabric. They typically measure betweek 11 and 13 inches long, and can fan out to about 3 1/2" wide. Your choice of as-found, dry, original surface or treated with bees wax as shown in the photos. $35 each.