Weeding tool (garabato)


Weeding tool (garabato)

Pichincha, Ecuador, 21st century

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What is it and what is it made of? A garabato is an indispensible rainforest tool made from a hooked stick.


What is it used for? The garabato is hooked around the base of tangled undergrowth or overhead vines to make it easier for a machete to cut them away.

Linked objects:

Machete

A garabato in use: