An antique treen knitting sheath from Cumbria.
This knitting sheath is dated 1743 which is an early date for a knitting sheath, very few can be found dating back this early.
The shaft is square in section terminating in a ball to one end and to the other end there is a loop with one piece of a chain and a ball cage.
Decorated throughout with incised triangles.
One of the pillars at the back has been repaired/replaced.
A really lovely example of cumbrian folk art.
It measures 17cm l x 1cm w x 1cm d.