Sailmaker's palm

Palm

TOOLS - SAILMAKING
leather; metal; rawhide
overall: 4-1/2 x 2-1/8 in.

Palm; Sailmaker's palm; from the collection of Captain Richard C. Mears (1829-1899); tool used for sailmaking, leather, and worn around the right hand; in center of palm is a metal piece to be used as a thimble would be; wrapped around hand strap is a large needle and some string.


2005.34.415

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