About this object

History of use

Hand-made by a potter for his own use in modelling clay. Cut and sanded by rubbing on a cement floor.


One of the tools used by Velar potters of Tamil Nadu to create items found in the collection (Eg10-Eg30).

Physical description

Pottery tool. Small bamboo stick that is sanded on one side more than the other. One end is pointed and the other is squared-off.