Wooden rectangular box with metal rods.

Blueberry comb

This homemade tool makes blueberry picking a little easier. All the pickers have to do is “comb” the shrubs and the fruit falls into the box. Blueberries are so intimately linked to the Lac-Saint-Jean region that locals are known as Bleuets, the French word for blueberries.

Blueberry comb, ca. 1900
Maple, cherry, metal, fibre, 16 x 31 x 18 cm
Musée de la civilisation, 70-54