Maria Montessori developed the Hand Chart to give children a dramatic, impressionistic view of human history.
The length of this woven black cloth signifies the length of time humans have been on Earth. An embroidered hand holding a rock represents when humans first used tools.
A narrow band of red at the end represents human history since the advent of symbolic expression (from cave paintings to computers).
100% cotton, with machine embroidery. 9½ feet x 11".