Wool sorting at Lower Holme Mills, Baildon

photographer:
Ian Beesley

Ian Beesley/Science Museum Group
© Ian Beesley

Gelatine silver reproduction print entitled 'Wool sorting at Lower Holme Mills, Baildon' by Ian Beesley. Produced for the commission `Through the Mill:, The Story of Yorkshire Wool in Photographs'. 1985-1987'. Titled and signed by the artist.

Each fleece contains numerous qualities of wool which are carefully sorted and divided by hand. The skilled wool sorter can distinguish the quality of the wool according to its length, fineness and crimp (waviness). The best wool is often found around the shoulder and on the back of sheep.

[Table 47: Through the Mill - The Story of Yorkshire Wool in Photographs, by Ian Beesley and Introduction by Gary Firth]

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1991-5061/118
type:
silver gelatin print
taxonomy:
  • derivative object
  • copy - derivative object
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford

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