Objects
Ginseng root. Chinese
Ginseng root. Chinese
Title
Ginseng root
Ethnic groups
Chinese
Territory
Ussuri Krai, Primorsky Oblast
Date
early 20th century
Collectors-person
Material
Dimensions
length 7.4
Number
РЭМ 1928-25
Annotation
A small slightly bent fragment of a brown root with a knobby surface. It is slightly wider on one end. Chinese harvesters found places where ginseng grew in the largest quantities, and set up plantations there, to which they moved single roots found elsewhere. They dug them out very carefully, with special ivory sticks. Ginseng was an object of gathering for many peoples in the Far East. It was valued in the oriental medicine for its healing properties.