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Pair of areca nut cutters, cast iron, in the form of a bird with a long pointed beak with feathers behind the neck; two loop handles. Rusty finish, probably antiqued.

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areca nut cutters

1 item (description level: part)
Broad category
Anthropology: Ethnography
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  areca nut cutters
object name:  scissors

Sinkiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, East Asia, Asia
Additional place information
bought:  Sinkiang Uighur Autonomous Region 
Additional culture information
maker or user:  Chinese Peoples 

Materials & techniques
Additional material & technique information
material: iron (overall)
overall: 155 mm x 72 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 155 mm x 72 mm

Areca nut cutters

Related objects
part of areca nut cutters; containers (general & multipurpose) (2006.356)
Related subjects
maker or user: Chinese Peoples
object name: scissors (general & multipurpose)
object name: areca nut cutters

Record created 2006-01-20 by JCORT
Record last updated 2017-03-30 by XGVIEWS

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