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    Posted 2 years ago

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    Hello Everyone,
    I could use anyone's insight as to what this item is. I sent pictures to "Value My Stuff", to my disappointment the 2 appraisers could not find anything on this item and suggested that I take it to some Museums.
    I have taken it Antique Stores and they as well have not seen anything like it and commented that it could be a poem but she said that is made of Bamboo.
    Looks like a 12 stick chime with coding on each stick. I do Know if the symbols are from the top of the item. It looks handmade, Could this be an Ancient Measuring Device, a Prayer Device, a Poem???? I do Not know anything about this at all.

    I can tell you that it measures 5' long and top is 2.5-3 inches wide. I have not handle much since I acquired this piece.
    I do not think that these markings or lines can not be erased or seems the be engraved slightly.
    I would be happy to send more in-depth photos per request.

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    1. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
      interesting! it kind of reminds me of a quipu, but that is probably just superficial.
    2. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 2 years ago
      This reminds me of some Chinese ancestry record I saw in years past....but this is totally a guess. Some CW member will surely have the correct answer for you. :-)
    3. mp.kunst mp.kunst, 2 years ago
      This is a Porhalaan.
    4. Gillian, 2 years ago
      Great id mp.kunst!
    5. Blue1960 Blue1960, 2 years ago
      Thank you all for your help in finding out what this is and possibly it’s value.

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