pair of leather objects with tassles

by | Peace (↓) | Longevity (↑) | 1 comment | 1 question

About 30 cm long. double loops cut out of each end with buckles the other end.

Where and how is it used?

No idea. Horses ? Show animals? morris dancing?

What did you or someone else pay for it?

They in Oxfam shop South Street for sale at £4.99 (5th May 2016)

Why do you want to add it to the museum?

I want to know what it is.


How was it made?

Is made in a factory

Is farmed

Is mass-produced

Is produced by local cottage industry

Is made to particular specifications

Is craft / hand-made

Is foraged

Is found

Is colonised

Is a service


Materials & Making

Who made or produced your commodity?

No idea

Who was paid to make it?

No idea

What skills does it take to make it?

Depends if it was hand made or not...

Where was it made?

Guessing a factory setting?

What does it cost to make it?

Material costings...couple of quid to make?

What is it made from?

1. Leather :

Tassles

2. Brass buckles:

Buying & Owning

Who decides how much it costs?

No idea

Who or what assesses its quality?

Don't know

Where is it sold?

Currently in Oxfam!

Who or what sells it?

Not sure? Do they still sell it?

How did this thing arrive from where it was made to where you got it?

Was donated to Oxfam. Don't know where it has come from originally.

Where is it used?

What I am trying to find out! I don't know what it is...

Where is it kept?

Exeter

How and by whom is it cared for?

Oxfam staff

How long will it last?

50 years? If well looked after.

Where will it go when it's finished with?

Hopefully compost.

What is it worth?

Currently £4.99 in Oxfam.


How do you and others value this commodity?

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Total times valued2
Positive (↑)Longevity
Negative (↓)Peace
Overall Positive210
Overall Negative-82
Controversy60.5 (0 = most controversial)
  

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Questions and answers

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Question: Does anybody know what this is?

Answers:

I found this question being answered on a Reddit thread. Nobody is sure, yet. Here's the discussion so far:
[–]TheRealMisterFix 3 points 4 days ago

As /u/Ozuse pointed out, they're probably BDSM slappers or spankers (NSFW site)

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[–]admirable_antwat 2 points 4 days ago

I feel like ive seen this in barber shops before. They do something with their tools with the leather.

They also look like whips used in the sack, but that's very unlikely.

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[–]Ozuse 2 points 4 days ago

Nah, I think those really are some bdsm whips.

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[–]the_river_nihil 1 point 3 days ago

I have several bdsm whips, these aren't like any I've seen before. Why the buckles and not handles? What are they supposed to attach to?

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[–]trillspectre 2 points 4 days ago

Looks like a tassle from a leather bag or purse

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by ian on May 12th at 1:06pm

Here's the source: https://www.reddit.com/r/Whatisthis/comments/4ia657/leather_object_with_tassels_what_is_it/

by ian on May 12th at 1:06pm

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This object is being discussed on a Reddit #whatisit page https://www.reddit.com/r/Whatisthis/comments/4ia657/leather_object_with_tassels_what_is_it/

by Ian Cook on May 8th at 8:32am

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