What Have We Here?

While this artifact may at first look like a rod used in Celtic rituals, it is actually a rug beater. While we of course still use rugs today, historically rugs where used to both protect the floor of one’s home and decorate the homes of wealthy landowners.

Rug beaters have been used throughout time in a variety of different cultures to literally beat the dust and dirt out of rugs that accumulates over time.

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