Are you familiar with this type of rolling pin……if not you are not alone. These pins are hard to find and do not have the typical feature that we are used to seeing but alas another wonderful version has presented itself! This rolling pin has roots from Pennsylvania and is often referred to as a “Draalhus”. They are heavy duty and could have been used in a bakery because of the industrious form. I added an interesting towel that can be draped over the pin which is also included with this purchase!
While this piece is vintage it has all of the illustrious characteristics of the earlier versions as far as the form is concerned. The pin itself was fashioned from maple and sports a nice, rich patina. The end pieces located on the right and left are a little lighter in color and may not be comprised of the same maple wood as shown in image 11 & 12. The turnings on the handle and the distinctive scrolled sides make for a decorative and showy piece!
When you look at the side ends there is a distinct mortise joinery done in triplicate that secures the handle as referenced in images 7 & 8. The pin itself was doweled into the bulbous bottom end as no nails were used in the construction of this dough pin. Image 16 shows a small area confined to the end of the handle turning that exhibits a slight rough area. I did use oil on this piece to bring out the luscious color in the wood and you may also want to oil it every so often. This unusual pin is in beautiful condition and the form sporting decorative design features make it a very special piece!
I fashioned a unique towel from an old feed sack and contemporary brown ticking material that can be draped over the pin. It is accented with a pod, cones and a piece of anise. I hand stitched three “X’s” on the opposite end using old wool thread to keep the two layers in place. This unique towel adds charm and primitive flair to the overall look by adding color and softness.
If you favor collecting rolling pins this enticing piece may be something to consider. After all, one can never have too many of these wonderful kitchen helpers that are still considered a staple for every country kitchen! Enjoy!
Rolling pin measures 6” tall, measures 12” across the top (pin) (right to left), measures 11 ½” across the bottom (handle) and is 2” thick @ the widest point (pin area). Towel stands 7 ¾” tall and measures 4 ¾” across (right to left).
~Freight (Standard Mail) included, however Insurance is optional and can be purchased @ checkout ~ within the continental U.S.