container; textile tool

One of a number of textile tools related to the Indian Carpet Industries consisting of a copper vessel ('dek') containing green wool. The wide, ovoid container has a rim pointing outwards from a narrower neck. It appears to have been made from at least 3 separate parts. The curved base is linked to the shoulder section by a number of square insets. The shoulder section has a vertical seam, suggesting it has been shape from a flat sheet. The rim has the seam in the same position, but a join between shoulder, and rim suggests both have not been made from the same sheet.

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