Wood – birch or pine
Length about 80cm
Width about 30cm
Thickness about 5cm
Pillary and Wooden Bondage Cuffs – a wooden structure with slots for the head and arms, one leg or both legs of a person.
In the old days, it was used to keep captuners or prisoners, or as an instrument of torture or punishment of a criminal.
In particular, a criminal chained in stocks was exposed for public ridicule. The criminal was sometimes left on a hot day without food or water. The punishment was considered shameful also because, being in the stocks, the convict was forced to do his natural urination in his pants. In the Middle Ages, they were a punishment for minor crimes, which local authorities could subject to those convicted by the verdict of a local or city court.