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A chaff sieve was used for separating husked rice grains (momi) from husks and debris or for cleaning other grains and beans (such as wheat, barley, millet, azuki beans, and soybeans) of their husks or dried pods. After being sorted with this sieve, the grain was further processed using a winnow. Mr. Hiroshima learned to make this implement during his apprenticeship.
It has a precisely spaced open weave in the center panel. The size of the mesh is expressed in the traditional measurement of bu (3.03 millimeters). All such sieving baskets are painstaking to produce and require special tools.
- Published References
- Louise Allison Cort. Twentieth-century Asian Crafts in the Sackler Gallery. vol. XLIII no. 3. p. 19, fig. 5.
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