Artificial Limb

Physical description

Hand-made artificial limb. The thigh-height leg is made of two pieces of wood. The top piece accommodates the wearer’s own thigh, and is wider at top, narrowing toward the knee. A long strip of fabric is wound around the top for tightening. Interwoven are pieces of black rubber and a thin piece of cord. Part of the thigh piece has been hammered into place to repair a hole. Beneath is attached the leg bottom, a long, narrower piece of wood with a flat base.