Toy spring balance
Arkhangelsk province, Aleksandrovsk district, churchyard
Second half of the 19th century
Wood; metal: tin; threads: plant fiber
Consists of a wooden (birch) beam and a tin cup suspended to it. Toys and games taught children skills they would need in grown-up life. The Saami sold fish, skins etc., and the skill of weighing goods was important. Abstract by A.A. Zankovskaya
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