Cotton Thread

Sewing Needle


From: Sri Lanka

Curatorial Section: Asian

View All (3) Object Images

Object Number 2011-13-8
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Buddhist
Provenience Sri Lanka
Date Made 2010
Section Asian
Materials Cotton | Plastic | Cardboard | Metal

Cardboard central spool; saffron-colored 3-ply mercerized cotton thread; plastic cover/label; metal sewing needle. "Flying Wheel" written on either end of exposed spool. Outer label / logo with blue writing: "Flyinig wheel / Mercerized / Best Thread / No. 50/3 cord 500 yds." For use by a Buddhist monk. Part of the eight possessions of a monk known as atthapirika (atapirikara).

Height 5.8 cm
Outside Diameter 2.5 cm
Credit Line Gift of Mahinda de Lanerolle on behalf of the de Lanerolle Trust, Sri Lanka, 2011

Report problems and issues to