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Old Wooden Moroccan Berber Sugar Hammer

£50.00 £70.00

Old Moroccan Amazigh (Berber) wooden sugar hammer decorated with traditional geometric designs. These hammers were used to break larger cones of sugar into smaller chunks which were then placed in a teapot to sweeten mint tea. In good vintage condition.

Date:

1940s

Material:

Wood

Dimensions:

27.7 cm (l) x 10.0 cm () x 3.6 cm (d)

Weight:

178.0 g

Ref:

HMR-716

References:

Grammet, I. and Meersman, M. (1998). Splendeurs du Maroc. Tervuren (Belgique): Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, p 43.

Rainer, K. and El Yakine, H. (1999). Tasnacht. Graz: Akademische Druck-und Verlagsanstalt, p 46.

Jereb, J. (2015). Arts and Crafts of Morocco. London: Thames and Hudson, p 109.