grass cutter

Small grass cutting hook with ornate beaded handle. Uganda.

Similar to cheaper ‘tourist’ versions, this particular hook was owned by a wife of a local chief as a symbol of authority. Bigger versions were used to gather and cut stems of grass and cereal.

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