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Betel Nut Cutter2878/62
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Brass betel nut cutter with two scissor-like hinged components, cast in a 'maithun' couple motif. One component is in the shape of a man and the other a woman. The figures face each other, the male figure has a blade-like section down his front which fits into a narrow opening down the front of the female body. One leg extends down from the bottom of each body, allowing for opening and closing the cutter.

Culture
Gujarati ?
Material
brass metal
Made in
Gujarat, India
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Betel Nut Cutter2878/61
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Brass betel nut cutter with two scissor-like hinged components. The main piece of the cutter is shaped and carved to resemble a peacock with its head turned over its back so that its beak touches its feathers, a blade-like section below its body, and a long extended handle portion representing the tail. The lower hinged component has a flat section that corresponds to the blade-like portion on the main component, and an extended handle in a shape echoing that of the main component. These extensions allow for opening and closing the cutter.

Culture
Gujarati ?
Material
brass metal
Made in
Gujarat, India
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Door Hanging2878/60
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Swallowtail-shaped, embroidered fabric panel. The base fabric of this is light white-brown cotton with course cotton lining of the same colour. There is dark blue piping across the entire top and outer edges of the hanging, and the inner edge (under which you would walk) is rimmed with alternating yellow, red, blue and green ruffles. Around the edge of the hanging on the inside of the piping and ruffles there are embroidered flowers on a vine in varying colours, the most predominant of which are red, green, blue, and yellow. The middle of each flower is a contrasting or opposite colour to the petals and the centre of the flower is a smaller circle in either the colour of the petals or a third contrasting colour. The flowers are done in a herringbone or chain stitch. There are many figures depicted on the hanging including elephants, peacocks, horses, deer, cows, flower pots bursting with flowers, swastika sun symbols, mango fruits, the Sanskrit letter “Aum”, the Monkey god Hanuman, the goddess of wealth Lakshmi, Lord Krishna and his consort Radha and in the centre is the Hindu elephant god Ganesh.

Culture
Gujarati ?
Material
cotton fibre
Made in
Gujarat, India
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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