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LeNoir Forge Museum

Anchor


Accession number: 2005.003.01
Object type: Picasse
Date: before 1967
Materials: Wood, Stone
Measurements: 78.74 cm L x 87.63 cm H
Description: Four pieces of wood tied together, a stone is placed in the middle which is missing.
History of Use: On Isle Madame, a “picasse” is a traditional anchor used in small boats. Traditionally handmade by local fishermen, the picasse was built with two large pieces of wood crossed and carved with pointed edges, mounted by a big rock circled with strong small branchs of wood tied with ropes at the top.