Decorative Greenlandic Water Bucket

€584,00

US: $756,00
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Decorative Greenlandic Water Bucket. Water buckets were in the old days used to collect snow and ice for drinking water in turf huts.

The East Greenland buckets were often richly decorated with animal and human figures, carved in tooth or bone. The bucket here narwhals and seals carved in reindeer horns.

The bins are an important part of Greenlandic cultural history, but is currently used mostly as decorative arts.

Details

Period: Antiquity to modern times
Material: Pine, rensdyrben
Dimensions (WxDxH) in cm .: 20.5 x 19.5