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snow shovel
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • snow shovel, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: Donji Detlak, Derventa, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • wood, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 177 x 60.5 x 37 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 69 11/16 x 23 13/16 x 14 9/16 in
  • Museum purchase: Watkins Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7434

The wooden implement is made with a long, curved shaft or handle with a flat piece of wood at one end. The shaft attaches in the center of the flat piece, and there is a straight edge and a curved edge. It is light brown.

It is intended to push, rather than scoop, snow.