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Bamboo model of a ladder, Andaman Islands, India, 1850–1900

This ladder is too tiny to use because it’s only 41 centimetres high. It is made from bamboo, which is a useful building material across Asia and is still widely used for houses, scaffolding, and ladders.

The ladder was made and found in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which are now part of India. The islands lie in the Bay of Bengal between India and Burma (Myanmar).

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