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These wooden drinking vessels were a common sight on Galway cottage dressers during the 18th and 19th centuries.
A common sight on Galway cottage dressers during the 18th and 19th centuries was the willow lamhóg, a drinking vessel made of staves kept together by hoops, the single handle formed by one of the staves. Few have survived mainly because, as in the case of the traditional Japanese wooden ofuro bathtub, they have to be kept wet. When allowed to dry out, the staves tended to collapse like a pack of cards.
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