Valylo – Hutsul Washing Machine

Valylo (fulling trough) is a massive wooden trough into which water flow falls with a great force.

Valylo is a simple cone-shaped device made of thick boards for fulling wool. In this device woolen products (blankets of wool) were thickened and fulled during six-eight hours in order to receive nap. Water falling with a great force from above “fulls” – revolves the product providing appropriate density and beating out ends of spun wool.

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