Asian Tribal Art - Rice Cutter, Khymer, Cambodia

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Rice cutter
Khymer culture, Cambodia
Horn, aluminum, iron
10.5" (26.6 cm) high, 22" (56 cm) wide
Mid-20th century

The gracefully curved part of the ox horn was used to gather a handful of rice plants and then with a skillful turn of the wrist, the sheaf was cut with the iron blade. There is an unusual aluminum reinforcment to the tip.


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