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Soap Bars HC130/1-6

Six rectangular shaped light brown/yellow bars of soap. One bar is made by Waxine. The other five soaps are homemade.

Soap consisting of sodium or potassium of fatty acids is obtained by reacting fat with lye in a process known as saponification. Shavings of soap were placed in boiling water to wash clothes by hand.

date: Early 20th Century

manufacturer: Waxine, New Zealand

maximum dimension: 135mm

subject area: Social Science, Technology, Science

subject themes: Domestic, Chores, Women

handling collection number: HC130

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