Tribal Bod Mod
Neti from Nepal, For Butter Churning, Woman and Child
Regular price $150.00
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Vintage from the 1960s
An old neti - - ghurra, from the Himalaya, used as a hardwood bearing and holder for the butter churn stick and paddles used in the traditional milk churning process. Made of carved hardwood with a deep, fragrant, encrusted, milk-fat and wood smoke based patina. Dates to mid 20th century. Nepal. Measures about 10 inches overall and about 1 1/2 inches wide. Wonderful classic primitive carving with back to back mother and child. Making butter was a sacred task in the Himalayan groups, only assigned to women.