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Korean Zelkova Rice Measure

Korean Zelkova Rice Measure


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Korean: Folk Art: Pre 1920: Item # 949627

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A large wood rice measure from early 20th century Korea, made in a uniquely Korean shape, adapts nicely to a second life as a plant holder. We have also seen these sturdy containers turned over and used as a stool or small table. Originally used to measure rice, it is made of thick planks of zelkova (keyaki) wood fitted together and held in place with black metal bands. The ear-like handles and heavy bottom obviously are hand-hewn. Hangul characters carved into the side indicate the measurement amount. This piece is in excellent condition. Dimensions: height 14’ 9 (35.5 cm), diameter 13” (33 cm), width including handles 15 ½” (39.4). Inside container dimensions: depth 11 ¾” (27.4 cm), diameter 11 ½” (29.2 cm). SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM