A cure for jaundice: Bone Bowl

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Jaundice is a symptom, rather than a disease. Shetlanders used folk-remedies to try to cure the condition. One way was to drink water from a stream where three landlords’ estates met. The water was scooped with the big bowl, called a kapp, and the patient sipped it with the little dish. This dish is made from whalebone. Customs & Folklore gallery FPL 2012.480

A cure for jaundice: Bone Bowl
Language English
Contact museums@eu-lac.org
Publisher EULAC
Type 3D Object
Format text/plain Alias/WaveFront Object
Country Scotland
Museum Shetland Museum and Archive