The last and largest comes the high-backed or ‘heeded stul’. This stool was at one time the easy chair of the Orkney cottage.
When rents were paid in kind and grain had to be stored till summer, farmers not having lofts had to store their grain in what was called a ‘beek’.
Simmans: This is a strong straw rope formed of two cants twisted together and spun by hand alone.
The materials from which articles of straw were made were principally bent, and the straw of black oats.