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Millet Harvesting Tool

Native NameBiba
Object Number:A445
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Ainu
Provenience: Japan
Hokkaido
Muroran
Section:Asian
Materials:Shell
Cotton
Length: 20 cm
Width: 10 cm
Depth: 2.6 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. Hiram M. Hiller, 1901

Description

Pipa (ピパ). Shell scraper used to harvest millet. Made out of mussel shell (Margaritifera laevis ).

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Ainu Bunka Shinkō Kenkyū Suishin Kikō. 2008. アイヌの工芸 : ペンシルバニア大学考古学人類学博物館ヒラーコレクション = Ainu collections : University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Hiller Collections.. Sapporo. Ainu Bunka Shinkō Kenkyū Suishin Kikō. pg. 134 p. : chiefly col. ill., maps ; 30 cm Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 112 pg. 58View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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