Sunday 25 June 2017

A Scold's Bridle From Yesterday and Today

The more things change, the more they stay the same...

This is a scold's bridle, used to keep scolding woman, or gobby birds as we now call them, quiet. Photographed in the Edinburgh Museum today.

Here is the modern equivalent. Rather more up to date in design but it serves the same purpose.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Views Themes -->