model of Moroccan plough

Made:
1926

model of native made Moroccan plough, 1926

Model of native-made Moroccan plough, 1926.

This is a representative type of the implement in use prior to the Christian Era, some of which may still be in use in the less developed countries. The early farming tools were often constructed from a suitably shaped branch of a tree, probably fitted with an ox-horn. These ploughs are unable to turn a furrow slice, but stirred the soil in a manner resembling the modern cultivator tine.

This type of plough was made and used by the natives of North Africa. It could be drawn by either donkeys, buffalo or camels.

Details

Category:
Agricultural Engineering
Object Number:
1926-825
Materials:
copper (alloy), wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall (as displayed): 70 mm x 285 mm x 70 mm, 0.27 kg
type:
ploughs
credit:
Steinmetz, Mrs. B.M.; Steinmetz, Major A.S.B.
status:
Permanent collection

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