Christoph Weiditz's depiction of a late 17th century dyer shows some interesting details. Note the curved reel handle and details on the reel slats. The dyer wears an apron and stands on a step beside the vat. His stick rests on the vat beside him. In the background, two men rinse fabric in a nearby stream. A large hank of cloth is shown to the left, either waiting to be dyed or drying after dyeing.