Enamelled and inlaid razor. Museum no. 406-1894

Enamelled and inlaid razor. Museum no. 406-1894

Enamelled and inlaid razor
Thailand
18th century
Steel, black coral, gold, enamel
Length 15 cm, width 2.2 cm
Museum no. 406-1894

Razor ('mit-khone') of steel with black coral handle, mounted in gold and enriched with coloured enamels. The blade is inlaid with gold floral ornament. Used in the hair-cutting ceremony ('kone chook').