The Sasak are the indigenous people of the island of Lombok, east of Bali. Like many tribal groups in Indonesia, the ancestors of the Sasaks are Austronesians who migrated from south China some 5,000 years ago to populate Southeast Asia and other parts of Oceania. Although majority of Sasaks are Muslims, traditional beliefs still hold sway in many aspects of Sasak culture such as the rituals associated with rice planting and harvesting. This object is a finely carved sickle for rice harvesting. The blade at the bottom is only a few centimeters long. The rest of the sickle displays incised patterns that culminates in a display of primitive images, including a rider with sweeping headdress on horseback surmounted on the over-sized head of a hornbill.