Viţa Lepădat

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Material/ Technique: linden tree wood, cut, carved out, carved
Size: 7,5 x 7,3 cm

Ethnical group: Romanian
Region: Băbeni village, Vâlcea county
Period of time: The end of the 20th century; dated: 1997
Utility: Object used in homestead to move flour or other powdery substances
Description: Bowl-shaped tool with handle; handle with adornments; geometrical patterns: rhomb, triangle, zigzag; the handle ends with a kind of hanger; natural wood colour.
Economic sector: Worked in a rural workshop;
On the nowadays market this type of object can easily be found, the price varying between 30-40 lei. In our country, at this moment are about 300 woodcarvers, the number of persons who makes this kind of objects being about 50. This type of object continues to be used in Romanian homesteads, being them rural or urban, in different sizes.

Source: Wood. Bone. Metal Collection (Inventory No. 3388 L), ASTRA Museum of Transylvanian Civilization. ASTRA National Muséum Complex Sibiu