Antique Sewing Scissors

Why do you get storks on embroidery scissors?

I was wondering if there was a reason why they sometimes have storks on them. It seems a bit random.

I googled it and found this:
Why Storks?
The original stork scissors were not actually scissors, but clamps used by midwives in the 1800s to tie off the umbilical cord afer a woman gave birth. The original beaks were offset, rather than straight, rounded instead of pointed, and the blades were dull, not for cutting fabric.

Midwives often did needlework in their spare time and kept their medical tools handy in their sewing baskets. Many have found these odd looking storks mixed in the contents of antique sewing baskets.

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