Pair of gold inlaid steel scissors. Museum no. 402-1894

Pair of gold inlaid steel scissors. Museum no. 402-1894

Pair of gold inlaid steel scissors
Thailand
18th century
Steel, gold inlay, glass
Length 36 cm, width 4 cm
Museum no. 402-1894

A pair of scissors (takrai) of steel inlaid in gold with elaborate floral ornament. The gold knob at the end is enamelled and decorated with pieces of coloured glass. Used in the hair-cutting ceremony ('konechook').