Rice Harvesting Tool


From: Philippine Islands | Northern Luzon

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number 50-49-1379
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Philippine Islands | Northern Luzon
Locus Amburayan
Section Oceanian
Materials Metal | Wood | Seed

Crescentic blade with spiralled tips recurved to cutting edge; rectangular tang at center of back inserted through round brass disc with notched edges into light pinkish wood handle; central portion spindle-shaped; one end a cock's head with black and red seed eyes (one missing); triangular "feather tips" carved onto neck of spindle-body near head; other end flat, long, ovoid disc. "Rice cutter"

Length 19.3 cm
Width 8.9 cm
Thickness 0.22 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Misses Elizabeth H. Metcalf and Sarah S. Metcalf, 1950
Other Number 18 - Other Number

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