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Museum of the Hooked Rug (Les Trois Pignons)

Yoke, Neck


Accession number: 143-871
Date: before 1982
Materials: Wood
Measurements: 88 cm L x 16.5 cm W x 5.5 cm Thick
Narrative: A shoulder yoke can be used to carry containers. A shoulder yoke can be carved out of a single piece of wood. The neck of the yoke should be formed so as to fit the neck of the person carrying the load.
Description: Man-sized yoke with 19 cm curved neck opening, is made out of a solid piece of wood. Smooth finish. Curved on the bottom side to fit on shoulders. Braided ropes hanging from each side have wooden hooks at both ends.