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Item Type:
Object
Category:
Object
EntryNumber:
260
AccessionNumber:
245.2008.1
AccessionDate:
2008-10-20
Name:
Matu stick
Image: Matu stick
Brief Description:
Matu stick, wood, hand carved, T shaped cross piece
Materials:
wood
Dimensions:
52.5 (w) x 75 (l) x 4.5 (d) cm
Number of Objects:
1
Technique:
hand made
Object Production Place:
Karakorum
Object Production Date:
c.1977
Provenance:
Obtained by donor after an expedition to Latok II in 1977.
Acquisition Terms:
Outright gift
Acquisition Date:
2003-01-10
Condition:
Fair
Normal Location:
Mountain Heritage Trust
Current Location:
Mountain Heritage Trust
AccessStatus:
Open
Notes:
The Matu stick is used by Askole porters in the Karakorum. The 'T' shaped cross piece is used to rest loads on when stopping. The stick is also used as an aid to walking and as a pick. Porters from other areas tend to use long poles.
Rules:
Spectrum : the UK Museum documentation standard, 1997
Views:
1308
Created:
2008-10-20 00:00:00
Creator:
M Willett