Thursday, April 09, 2009

Wooden Pipe- Uyghur Trinkets Final Instalment

The last items in our guessing game are finally here. These wooden pipe looking items are still used in modern Uyghur culture, because they are :

A: A high pitched instrument used by local shepherds to call the sheep in and help herd them homeward after grazing on the mountain side.B: A shuttle for weaving fabric on a traditional loom. Uyghur people are famous for their Atlas, a silk fabric that is woven the old fashion way.C: A diaper for babies at night time. Uyghur cradles have a hole in the bottom and these tools help to direct the pee out the hole and into a waiting pan that can be emptied in the morning. It really cuts back on the land fills out here.

1 comment:

SouthAsiaRocks said...

hmmm... I have no idea!! :)
I'm going to guess "C".