Sickle

Registration number
29659
Item name
Sickle 
Category
Chopping/Cutting
 
Indigenous name
Trut 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Asia > Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Chaiya District
Map
Collector
Ms Kay O'Connor 
Acquisition date
 
Acquisition method
by Ms Kay O'Connor 
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Curved wooden handle with serrated blade

Research notes

The sickle is one of a series of objects relating to Kay O'Connor's fieldwork in Thailand, published in a thesis in 1970. The trut is described as a Reaper-knife, composed of a head (hua), body (tua), throat (kho), bend (hua phu) and tail (plai). The blade is recorded as tua trut and the ends as thuai, the wooden part is called tam trut (O'Connor 1970:94)

"Made by Mr [?], Sixth Village. The main handicraft left in this area of Chaiya District it is used by over half the population of Sixth Village to reap rice" [catalogue card, n.d.]

Reference: O'Connor, Kay 1970 "A Village Study in Central Peninsula Thailand" MA Thesis, University of Queensland, Brisbane

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