19th century, China
Jewels collects tools of ethnographic importance. These are objects that contributed, at one time, to the perpetuation of a certain lifestyle and held value as possessions too. Over time, their wear gained the signs of human use, the patina that makes them more beautiful.
This piece was used to cut the rice grasses, the staple food of so many Asian people. It is made of horn, a more rare material for this traditional tool. The patina is gorgeous. Like glass. The blade remains, but we sealed it with sterling for your protection. We also added the sterling plate for reinforcement.
One of a kind
Tool: 2.5 x 2.5″
Sterling chain: 33.25″