Dutch term – Touwslager or lijndraaier

A touwslager or lijndraaier is a rope maker. The occupation can be found in many places, especially near harbors. Ropes for rigging were made in a lijnbaan, a ropeway to create long ropes.

Rope maker, Jan and Casper Luyken, 1694. Credits: collection Rijksmuseum (public domain)

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