Sewing machine

Sewing machine

Sewing machine Sexual division of labour Gender roles Gender and space The invention of the sewing machine brought about a revolution in 19th-century households. It made it possible not only to sew one’s own clothing, but also to reuse clothing items thanks to the...
Iron

Iron

Iron Gender and work The work of laundering and ironing took on importance during the Industrial Revolution, from the 19th to the mid-20th century. This occurred in response to the need for washed and ironed clothing due to questions of hygiene and demand from the...
Cocio

Cocio

Cocio Sexual/gender division of labor Gender and space Gender stereotypes: public / domestic The cocio, or cuezo, is a clay pot that was found in domestic settings and was used primarily for laundry, i.e. for washing and whitening clothes. It is fashioned in the shape...
Funerary plaque

Funerary plaque

Funerary plaque  Sexual and general division of labour Gender and life cycle: marriage Gender and space This funerary inscription, which Cornelius Lupulus dedicated to his wife, employs the epithet bene merenti, ‘well-deserving’. This accolade leads us to think about...
Anafe (portable stove)

Anafe (portable stove)

Anafe (portable stove)   Sexual division of labour Gender stereotypes: public / domestic Gender and space Anafes are culinary tools used to prepare dishes over low heat and to heat food. They are therefore objects associated with domestic life in al-Andalus. When...