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Belgium, Bruges, 1525-1530
MS M.1175. Fol. 014r

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Margin, lower:
Month, Occupation: November -- Within farmyard, among two men, wearing hats, one wearing apron, surrounding ring of flax laid out on ground, break flax with implements (flax breaks), beside bundle of flax. To right, woman, wearing kerchief, seated on stool, scutches flax with scutching knife (Scene, Occupational: Flax Processing). Two cocks and two boars inhabit the farmyard.
Within building in background, another seated woman, scutches flax with scutching knife.
Margin, right:

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