Thursday, February 01, 2007

They say TV is violent - versus this?

The patron saint of wool combers was Bishop Blaise (c.289-316) who had no connection with textiles but is said to have met his death by having his flesh torn with iron combs similar to those used by wool combers.
Patricia Baines (copyright 1977) Spinning Wheels, Spinners, and Spinning

Really? Okay. That's a visual I could do without. Who even thought that up to begin with?

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

The hubby and I went to a museum exhibit on torture devices throughout history once. People have been part of very disturbing things.