Ani-ani

identifier

MOT V 93.0506

morphology

craft

holotype

MOT V 93.0506a-c3 L=16cm WD=13cm H=6,5cm WT=20gr
description

This rice knife is an extremely light (approx. 20-60 gr) knife with which women in Indonesia harvest rice. It has a small (approx. 5-7 cm by 1-2 cm) and very light (max. 5 gr), slightly convex blade, set in a bamboo handle at the top. Transverse to the top of the handle a bamboo stick - sometimes pointed on one side - is placed, which is held in the handle; this makes the knife more comfortable in the hand.

Because you have to harvest ear by ear with this knife, it is possible to select the ripe ears in the same field and leave the others standing for a while. [MOT]