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Stapel bakstenen - Pile of bricks 2005 Fruggo.jpg
Describes the main material of a physical feature. Edit or translate this description.
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Status: de facto


material=* – describes the main material of a physical feature.

It is most commonly used to describe the material of monuments, memorials, statues, walls, fences, but can be used for any other physical object except those listed below, which use other tags:

Common values

Value Comment Photo
wood wood Snohomish, WA - log pavilion 03.jpg
metal unspecified metal

It is better to use a more accurate value if you know what metal it is.
Galvanized metal wall.jpg
steel steel HK Central Murray Road Hutchison House entrance stairs stainless steel fences Nov-2012.jpg
Stainless Steel Railings and the Pier, Teignmouth - - 646827.jpg
Bollards in Haringey London England 2.jpg
concrete concrete Concrete barrier at Nørre Vorupør.jpg
concrete fence
stone stones stone wall
reinforced_concrete reinforced concrete jersey barrier
plastic plastic PVC fence
HK West Kln Austin Road West Sidewalk n Traffic Control 1.JPG
brick bricks Shrine near Chabahil stupa.jpg
Old Brick Wall - - 1459733.jpg
granite granite 'Zonnetafel - Valthe.jpg
Marktplatz, aurich.jpg
bronze bronze Pomnik Anonimowego Przechodnia.JPG
brass brass Astoria, OR, Prop 9-1-13 (10004012325).jpg
andesite andesite Bolivia-72 - Back view - Gate of the Sun (2217309605).jpg
Zenepavilon, a Család szobor és a Faluház, 2019 Erdőkertes.jpg
glass glass Cove Fort County Cork Titanic Memorial Garden Main Glass Memorial.JPG
HK IFC Roof Podium Garden Glass Sculpture purple tile mosaics.JPG
soil soil, earth

Often used in combination with man_made=embankment.
sandstone sandstone a sandstone wall
The sandstone gate of Galgotias University..JPG
Typical local red sandstone wall - - 228300.jpg
rock a rock PTK Monument Poznan.JPG
marble marble a marble wall
Detail of carved marble column base - Maharani Ki Chhatri, Jaipur (4609882817).jpg
limestone limestone Jerusalem Western Wall stones.jpg
Swabian memorial stone. Ship and rail. - Nagytétény, Budapest.JPG
sand sand Sand Sculpture Taiwan 2011.jpg
iron iron County Hall, wrought iron gate, 2017 Nyíregyháza.jpg
Storgatan 14 wrought iron fence Goteborg.jpg
PikiWiki Israel 9971 iron sculpture garden in ganei-tikva.jpg
dry_stone "dry stone", stones laid without any mortar to bind them together
(see dry stone on Wikipedia)
Dry stone globe.jpg
plaster plaster Sculpture, plaster (AM 53811-1).jpg
slate slate Slate garden wall Blackwell House - - 930728.jpg
aluminium aluminium Skulptur i aluminium vid Blackebergs centrum.JPG
masonry Masonry is not a material. Please use other values.
user defined See all commonly used values on Taginfo