Klabats (karwats) / whip (1) - Leather, Wood - 19th century

Klabats (karwats) / whip (1) - Leather, Wood - 19th century

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.

Lot details
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
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