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Wooden Churning-rod holder 3 ; Ghurra

Wooden Churning-rod holder 3 ; Ghurra

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1920: Item # 555706

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This wood handle called “ GHURRA” are used to guide the churning-rod for churning milk into butter and are real pieces of art probably because milk is considered as sacred medium and primordial for life. The sculptural motifs and the designs reflect the infinity of creativity and mystical experience of the artists who have carved these Ghurra in remote villages with very archaic tools. This one shows a very simple design but exhibits a very old thick encrusted back patine . This kind of Ghurra's are coming from Tamang community from the district of Rameschap ( East central Nepal). The central part figures a single knot of straight ropes whereas the hole demonstrates very important signs of long age, likely much over 100 years. Height 12 inches (30 cm).Very good condition. The piece is nicely mounted on an iron stand.