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Picking stick

The Kannuga is made using an open-ended stick designed to collect fruit by removing it from the branch with the help of its sharp-edged ‘fingers’. It is commonly used to collect prickly pears (Opuntia ficus-indica), known as figu morisca or figuindia.


Type: Picking stick

Place of origin: Italy

Materials and techniques: Cane, Plant fiber

Date: 2001

Dimensions: 190 x 8.5 + 3.5 cm