Giving objects a voice
Fingerstall
Object of the Month of July 2022
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At a time when the permanent thematic exhibition does not present the core associated with agricultural work, we exhibit the fingerstall.
It is an object of work that was mixed with the clothing of those who worked in the fields. It was used on the middle, ring or pinky fingers to protect from the sickle cuts in the pragana grain harvesting operation.
It has a half-round cut up to half its length and a transverse groove on the part of the body that interrupts this cut.
Material: Cane
Length: 16 cm / 6 in
Diameter: 2 cm / 0,8 (near 1) in
20th century
Former Owner: Francisco Vidigal Neves
Portion: 516
ML|188