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Philippine Rice Cutter 08.04.552

The Tinguian; Social, Religious, and Economic Life of a Philippine: Fay-Cooper Cole, 2004
As the grain begins to ripen, the land is allowed to dry, and when all is ready for the cutting, the people put on their best garments and go to the fields. Each stalk is cut separately by means of a crescent-shaped blade (lakomor lakᴇm) attached to a small wooden cylinder. This handle is held between the thumb, first and fifth fingers, while the stalk is caught by the second and third fingers, Page 392and is pulled inward against the steel blade.10 Many workers grasp the stalk near the head with the left hand, while the cutting blade is used with the right. Both men and women may engage in cutting the rice, but as the latter are much the more dexterous workers, this task is generally assigned to them
  • Ref.:08.04.552
  • Size:155 x 55 mm
  • Weight:40 gr

Category

  • Agricultural tools & axes 08.04Mongolia & Far East 29.08
  • ARMS & TOOLS 08REGIONAL GALLERIES 29

Origin

  • Far East
  • PHILIPPINES

Material

  • AnimalWoolMetalIron

Quality

  • Collectible (fine or rare example of an object)Good overall conditions (signs of use, small imperfections)Original condition

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