Butter Stamp
Ullapool Museum

This butter stamp would have been used for creating a design on a block of warm butter. Stamps were sometimes used by farmers and commercial dairy companies as a way of labelling their produce, functioning as an early form of ‘trademark’.

More often, butter stamps were purely decorative and used in homes to create attractive butter to decorate the table. This decorative stamp is carved with a thistle pattern from a single piece of wood.

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Date: 1900s
Materials : Wood
Size : 8cm x 7cm

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