Record Detail

Catalogue NumberDBN 2951
Artefact DescriptionRug made from bulrush inflorescence fixed on canvas. In Ireland the bulrush was considered a fairy plant. This is evident through its Irish name, coigeal na mban sí or 'fairy woman's spindle'. It was traditionally used to make baskets and mats. Rushes from the plant family JUNCACEAE were also used for making candles, thatch for houses, toys and bedding. The young shoots, leaves and inflorescence are edible.
TaxonTYPHACEAE Typha latifolia
TDWG ContinentEurope
TDWG RegionWestern Europe
TDWG Botanical CountryIreland
TDWG UseMaterials - Fibres