Rice Harvesting Knife
|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
Dutch West Borneo
|Credit Line:||Gift of Alfred C. Harrison Jr. and Dr. H. M. Hiller, 1899|
Small iron blade mounted on flat piece of wood. For cutting rice. "The operation is performed with a small rude knife-blade mounted in a wooden handle along its whole length. . . . This is held in the hollow of the right hand, the ends of a short cross bar projecting between the first and second fingers and between thumb and first finger. The thumb seizes and presses the head of each blade of corn [sic] against the edge of the knife. The ears thus cropped are thrown into a basket slung round the neck."
Current & Past Exhibitions:
|The Dayaks: Peoples of the Borneo Rain Forest (Furness, Hiller, Harrison Borneo Collection) (25 Feb 1989 - 01 Jul 1990)||View Objects in Exhibition|
|[Book] McDougall, William, and Hose, Charles. 1912. The Pagan Tribes of Borneo.. London. Macmillan and Company. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Vol. I, pp. 104-105 and Fig. 14||View Objects related to this Type Citation|
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