Large Kerala Water Wheel, 6.75 ft TallThis Item Is On Sale
A large antique water wheel from Kerala, India. This Kerala water wheel which stands approximately 6.75 ft tall, also known as a "chakram chavittal," would have originally been used as a manually operated agriculture irrigation device. Made of an Jackwood, this piece dates back to the early 20th century. These water wheels where traditionally used in fields to redirect water flow from an underground spring. An individual would sit precariously high above the wheel, held by only a few posts or rods, and the operator would use his feel to manually move the water paddles. This wheel has nice aging from use as depicted along the edges of the blades. This piece, due to it's large size, is too top heavy to stand on it's own, therefore it is strongly recommended that it should be property secured or mounted to a wall. This impressively sized and interesting piece would make an exceptional decorative and textural element hanging on an accent wall. Please note, should you be interested in putting together a collection, that we have additional Kerala water wheels available in various sizes.Dimensions
(208cm x 30cm x 206cm )
Early 20th Century
*The prices shown reflect our lowest price. No further discounts apply. Items are sold as-is and are final-sale (non-returnable).
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