Klabats (Karwats); It's a type of whip. Strips of leather are braided on a stick. This was used to rouse migratory animals. It can also be used as a weapon. Since the leather is very soft, it could be that it was replaced in the past, but there is 1 on display in the museum in Veenhuizen with the same material.
It was also used as a torture tool (beating someone).
This klabats is rare.
The object is most likely from the peat district of Veenhuizen.
- No. of items
- Klabats (karwats) / whip
- Leather, Wood
- Model/ Name
- Klabats (karwats) /zweep 19e eeuw
- Estimated Period
- 19th century
- Country of Origin
- Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
- 3×4×70 cm