From rural Nepal. Called khurpeto in Nepali - literally Khurpa holder, khurpa being the Nepali word for sickle - they are carved by hand by their owners, using the simplest of tools. The holders are worn around the waist by means of a thin rope of hand twisted jute or fibre. Sickles are an essential tool in every household, and are used not only to cut grass for the livestock - a dangerous occupation on the steep Himalayan mountain hillsides, but also in the kitchen to cut and prepare vegetables.
One side is almost worn away. Note, stand is not included in the price.
Height: 4 3/4" x Width: 5 1/2" x Depth: 1 1/2"