Objects
Line marker. Chinese
Line marker. Chinese
Title
Line marker
Ethnic groups
Chinese
Territory
Ussuri Krai, Primorsky Oblast, river Sanhobe
Date
late 19th - early 20th cemtury
Collectors
Museum of the Peoples of the USSR
Material
Wood; metal: iron; threads
Dimensions
length 19.0; width 4.3; height 9.0
Number
РЭМ 8761-11102
Annotation
A thin twisted cord is wound on a wooden spool fixed on a round iron stem with a bent handle. The stem is passed through iron ears on a wooden bar. The bar is rectangular, with corners cut off on one end. Two rectangular cavities are gouged in the bar, the spool with the cord being secured in one of them, and a piece of dying substance in the other. The Chinese used such cord line markers to apply marks when cutting or sawing logs in the construction of dwelling houses and other buildings.