Store:  Drents Museum

The turver is a pen filled with ink made from Veenhuizer peat. They can be used to draw, write or count the days and have the unique color of the local soil.

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Between 1818 and 1960, 8 meters of peat was excavated in Veenhuizen. Although this peat layer has almost disappeared, the soil is still peaty enough to give the water in the ditches of Veenhuizen a deep brown color. Thomas Trum has extracted the pigments responsible for this discoloration from the soil and used it to produce an ink.


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