Hackle or Flax Comb for Fibre Flax
Answered by: Conrad Richter
Question from: Visvambhara Dasa
Posted on: September 04, 2006

I am Visvambhara Dasa from the Hare Krishna Bio farm community in Hungary.

We have planted flax and fibre hamp this year an I need hand combs or hackles for the further fibre production. I also need fibre flax seeds for the next spring. Could you please help me?

Traditionally flax combs (also known as ‘hackles’) were constructed using a board and nails or pointed wooden dowels. For pictures of two different flax combs please see (scroll down):

http://www.civilization.ca/tresors/barbeau/mbb1200e.html

We carry fibre flax seeds and we do ship to Hungary; please see:

http://www.richters.com/Web_store/web_store.cgi?product=X2702

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