Thursday, December 27, 2018

Sheep-ish

A remembered comment in my limited reading in the classics stuck with me as a sensible and interesting housekeeping strategy. Greek housekeepers covered sleeping surfaces with sheepskins. That makes sense of flokati rugs.

The Great Big Northern European Housekeeping Chain sells lambskins at a good price. They're excellent padding for hard seating. I find their simple dignity a welcome note in the front areas of the house. Interestingly, the animal's anatomy is congruent with furniture designed by and for homo sapiens. The hind end of the skin sits neatly on the seat of a Windsor chair while the forequarters work in well with the structure of the back and arms.


Fragments of a worn skin are useful for polishing things. The fleece can be cut into comfortable old-school insoles for shoes and boots -30-

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