INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN
FOLK AND TRIBAL ARTS
2008 – 2016
Everyday objects of the material culture of the Thakuri people Tila Valley Jumla district Nepal
The knife on the right front is used to cut while kneeing on the plate on its back.
Series of photographs documenting the material culture of the Thakuri people.
Ethnic group: Thakuri
Barakot, Tila valley, Jumla district, Nepal March 1966
Copyright: SOAS, Nicholas Haimendorf
Catalogue reference: PPMS19_6_TIB_0142
SOAS Library PPMS19_6_TIB_0142
for the two zoomorphic metal cutters pictures
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Zoomorphic metal cutters with a more elaborate style are attribuited to the Newari people Katmandu area.
See for an example the ‘coupe-lègumes en fer’
n. inventaire 71.1968.19.27 Musee du Quai Branly (Corneille Jest mission).
It’s not difficult to think that this kind of metal items are present in all the nepalese areas with different styles still today never reportered.
Follow the pictures of some other ‘cutters’ from our archive
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