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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Central American
Food & Drink ➔ Chocolate Frother

Identifier:
158530
Description:
Carved wooden stirring stick with geometrical designs in lower half. The handle is in the shape of a hand with a hole through it. Attached to the handle is a wooden cap.;Identified by Martha Egan, Pachamama Store Owner, Albuquerque, NM; tel: 505.898.7554.;In pre-Columbian times, chocolate was a sacred drink in much of what is now Latin America, and was used in certain religious rites and on other occasions; the drink was mixed using wood beaters. Modern versions--like this example--are still used to stir cocoa drinks, and are popular tourist items.
Date:
20th century
Materials:
Carved, Wood
Dimensions:
12" h 2" w 2" d
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Rights: