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Rice sickle

Modern Era, Contemporary Era, Asia
AL9824

This sickle is of Buddhist origin and is used for harvesting rice. Its particular shape is both convenient and symbolic, as it represents the Naga snake, the legendary guardian of rice fields. Its tail serves to put a sheaf together and the blade cuts it.

Datasheet

  • Type: Tool
  • Place of origin: South-East Asia
  • Materials and techniques: Wood Wrought iron
  • Date: 20th century
  • Dimensions: 29 x 4 x 28.5 cm
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