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On view at the Museum: The Food Sector


Contemporary Era, South America

Hoes such as this one are called lampa in Quechua and are the basic tools for farming in the Andes. The blade used to be made of copper or bronze but nowadays is forged in iron. It is used to weed, to dig out tubers or to furrow irrigation channels.


  • Type: Tool
  • Place of origin: Peru
  • Materials and techniques: Iron Wood
  • Date: circa 1980
  • Dimensions: 4.5 x 19 x 39.5 cm
  • Weight: 555 g
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