Asian Antiques by Silk Road
All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1910 item #756596 (stock #43-62)
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A fascinating utility object from Nepal, this long, curved slicer is anchored into the jaw of an incised bronze mountain cat. The strong, sinuous silhouette of this unusual late 19th/early 20th century tool places it in the realm of folk art. Its previous owner, a Nepali, told us it was used as a fruit and vegetable slicer--the animal placed on a flat surface, held steady with a palm across its back, and the fruit sliced across the sharp inside edge of the blade...
All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Pre 2000 item #782102 (stock #10-51)
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These strange bird scissors were made in a family's small metal forging shop in the old quarter of Bukhara. Located in Central Asia in the middle of the Kizyl-Kum Desert, Bukhara was perhaps the most colorful stop along the ancient Silk Road, filled with traders, camels, caravanserai and bazaars. The family of workers who produced these scissors (they also made other utilitarian items) are descended from several generations of metalsmiths who labored in the same shop using the same tools...