This a lovely and very unique piece of Italian farming history. It is a very primitive and yet cleverly designed two part grain beating tool. The harvested grain would have been laid out on the floor to dry, and then using this tool the grain would be beaten to separate the husks which would then fly away in the wind. There is a very simple pivot system at the end of the handle that allows the head, which is held on by string, to turn and not tangle. Hung on the wall as part of a rustic collection, this gorgeous piece will be a joy to display and will certainly be a talking point as people guess what it might have been used for.
The main handle is 143cm/56,5" long
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