NUTCRACKER

Retour à la carte des objetsorigin : France
material : wood
dimensions (cm) : H=13, D=4
date : early 20th century
collection Agropolis-Museum, Inv. n° 97.1.56.1 et 2

Used to crack the hull of pine seeds either to eat them or for cooking.
 
Details :
Nutcracker
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Dry fruits :
Dry fruits are the only fruits which require the use of items of some cultural interest either for their production or for their consumption. In fact dry fruits were rather associated with cultural practices. In southern France for instance, dry figs, dry grapes, hazelnuts, and almonds were parts of the so-called thirteen desserts offered traditionally for Christmas. They were supposed to represent the colours of the frocks of the four principal mendicant orders, i.e. Carmelites, Franciscans, Dominicans and Augustinians.

Nutcracker





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