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Rice sickle, Cambodia
21" long x 11" tall
wood, metal
early to mid 20th century, definite signs of age and use
ex private collection, CA

$750

An earlier example of a beautifully crafted utilitarian object. The form of this
object resembles the winding body of a snake. They were often carved
with the head of a snake on the handle because snakes were part of the
legend behind the creation of this type of object. The blade on this
example is not the original blade and has been replaced at some point in
its life.


The story of the legend of the snake and the rice sickle, as well as an
example from the Quai Branly museum, can be found in the following link:

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ice sickle legend and example
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