tortoise shell tool; kulit penyu; textile

Tortoise shell (kulit penyu, Bah. Ind.) for separating the seeds from the cotton fibres. The process is called mengeri, which has given its name to the variety of cotton, wengu mengeri. The wooden stick plays an important role in a legend of the island ( see historical records). In the photo the priest Deo Rai (Tuhan Tanah, Bah. Ind.) or Lord of the Land is demonstrating how to take out the cotton seeds. Collector's number:4

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