Monday, June 17, 2013

Rope Beds? Want to sleep on one?

Last May 2013, I visited New England and toured Sturbridge Village, a recreated typical New England village of 1830. There was one house/building were folks were encouraged to lie on the beds and pick up the objects. So I did..... can't say it was very comfortable but I'm sure rope beds were a vast improvement over sleeping on the floor (often a dirt floor). If you want to know more about rope beds (and our ancestors from the 1600s to the 1800s slept on such beds), click the UTube link below or Google "rope bed history."

  1. Weaving an early 19th century Rope Bed at Hope Plantation (North ...
    Apr 25, 2011 - Uploaded by Patrick Day
    A late 18th - early 19th century rope bed is being re-roped. This is the raw video (no frills or commentary) of ...

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