[INDOLOGY] help with a short text carved in a wooden sickle sheath

Adheesh Sathaye adheesh1 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 20 03:27:26 UTC 2015

Dear Colleagues: 

Forwarded to the list on behalf of a non-member. Please reply DIRECTLY to Roelf Barkhuis at the email indicated below, as this is not my query, and he is not a member of the list.

Thanks and best wishes,

Dr. Adheesh Sathaye
Dept. of Asian Studies
University of British Columbia
408-1871 West Mall
Vancouver BC CANADA V6T1Z2
adheesh at mail.ubc.ca 
+1. 604.822.5188

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> From: Roelf Barkhuis <info at barkhuis.nl>
> Subject: help with a short text carved in a wooden sickle sheath
> Date: July 17, 2015 at 14:15:30 GMT+5:30
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> Dear INDOLOGY members,
> I am asking for help with a short text carved on the back side of the wooden sheath or holder of a rice sickle, see the attached image. 
> The owner is René Cappers from Groningen University. He is currently preparing a book on traditional agriculture and food preparation. He would like to know what the text says.
> With kind regards,
> Roelf Barkhuis
> Barkhuis
> Kooiweg 38
> 9761 GL Eelde
> the Netherlands
> +31 50 3080936 <tel:%2B31%2050%203080936>
> info at barkhuis.nl <mailto:info at barkhuis.nl>
> www.barkhuis.nl <http://www.barkhuis.nl/> 

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