Opium Harvesting Tool from the Hmong EAP39


From Phongsali, Laos, this tool was used to scrape opium after it oozed from incisions made on mature poppies. The handle is made from hardwood and the blade is extremely worn from use. It’s an interesting relic from the days of large scale opium cultivation by the Hmong, who are renowned for their expertise in the field.

Availability: In stock

For those interested in opium smoking paraphernalia, we also offer Hmong opium pipes, poppy scorers, and various accoutrements.

Length: 22cm, 8.7 in
Period: 19th Century

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