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Cotton Thread

Sewing Needle

Object Number:2011-13-8
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Buddhist
Provenience: Sri Lanka
Date Made: 2010
Early Date: 2010
Late Date: 2010
Section:Asian
Materials:Cotton
Plastic
Cardboard
Metal
Height: 5.8 cm
Outside Diameter:2.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mahinda de Lanerolle on behalf of the de Lanerolle Trust, Sri Lanka, 2011

Description

Cardboard central spool; saffron-colored 3-ply mercerized cotton thread; plastic cover/label; metal sewing needle. "Flying Wheel" written on either end of exposed spool. Outer label / logo with blue writing: "Flyinig wheel / Mercerized / Best Thread / No. 50/3 cord 500 yds." For use by a Buddhist monk. Part of the eight possessions of a monk known as atthapirika (atapirikara).

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