Implements (object genre)
Piggins are often described as small wooden buckets and, like ladles, were used for dipping liquids. The elongated stave which serves as the handle is the distinguishing feature of a piggin. The stave handle on this one is beautifully shaped. The staves are bound with straps of iron. Piggins usually had lids, but with time the lid was often lost or destroyed.
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