The sign says this woman is a “battipanni,” or rug-beater, though technically the battipanni referred to the woven wood paddle she’d use to pound the dust out of the carpets. Just so you know. Still, an excellent person to have in your Christmas creche, what with all the swaddling cloths and probably saddle cloths too, for the donkey.

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Image Data

Camera // Canon PowerShot SX130 IS
Date Taken // 12-24-2012 10:22
Dimensions // 400 x 574
Aperture // f/4.5
Focal Length // 12.709mm
ISO // 400
Shutter Speed // 0.05 seconds