Record metadata:

Type Cultural Object (2014 Definition)
TitleIIc 6365
KeywordsTweezers
DescriptionTweezers created from a piece of curved bamboo. Used to pluck facial hair and thorns from skin etc.
Creator of ObjectPresumed Makasae people
Date CreatedPre August 1935
Place CreatedPresumed Baguia Sub-district, Baucau District, Timor-Leste
Object TypePersonal object
Dimensions5.6 cm long 1.3 cm wide
Use status in 2014Not used as commercially manufactured metal tweezers are now widely available.
MaterialBamboo
TechniqueHand carved
Institution/Holder: objectMuseum der Kulturen Basel
CollectorDr Alfred B├╝hler
Date CollectedAugust 1935
Place CollectedBaguia Sub-district, Baucau District, Timor-Leste
File CopyrightMuseum der Kulturen Basel. Photograph taken by Joanna Barrkman, 2014
MKB/Buehler object titlePinzette, G bibi, M?
Production status in 2014Not made
Timorese Language Term/sSukit, T

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