Wooden butter pat.

Wooden butter pat acquired by George Holleyman from Barrapol between 1941-3.


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Butter pat

Crofters made their own butter from the milk of their own cows. Butter pats were usually hand-carved from a single lump of wood and used in pairs to shape the butter into blocks or `pats`. This one was acquired by archaeologist George Holleyman when he was stationed on Tiree during WWII. Note the hand-carved grooves.
Normal Location: Main Store West: archive box 18
Current Location: normal location

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