This week’s artefact is one used in the domestic textile industry, namely, related to one of the operations that followed the spinning. Răsuca, because this is about it, is a spindle-like tool, with the help of which the thread was twisted.
Răsuca in the image has inventory no. 216, it’s made of hardwood, it has the shape of a spindle, with a larger “prâsnel” (a circular weight) and a hook on its lower end, to which the thread is tied to be twisted. On one end, it’s decorated by tin insertion. The artefact entered the museum’s collections in 1923 and it comes from Bunila, Hunedoara county.
Text: Flavia Paula Stoica – MET museographer
Photo: George Ciupag, photo-video museographer, MET digital image processing