A Somewhat Parallel “What am I?” Quiz
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What am I?

It's been a while since one of my “What am I?” quizzes, so I thought I'd throw this one up. Like this quiz and this one, it's got some long thin things in it, but it's not related to either previous post.

It's also not related to music.

So, what do we have here?


All 12 comments so far, oldest first...

I’m going to guess strings on a fretboard of some kind. That there’s 10 of them so it’s definitely something on the “odd” side of the guitar-like world, but that’s certainly what it looks like to me.

— comment by Derek on March 10th, 2012 at 10:43pm JST (5 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

It’s some kind of textile device, weaving thin threads together into thicker ones. Maybe part of a larger device that weaves cloth?

— comment by Mark on March 10th, 2012 at 11:42pm JST (5 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Strings on a Koto or other zither.

Don

— comment by Don Ricklin on March 11th, 2012 at 12:10am JST (5 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Would have guessed piano, but if it’s not music…

Loom of some sort?

— comment by Kyle on March 11th, 2012 at 12:24am JST (5 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

I get a feeling of something to do with yarn-creation or weaving… all the threads going on the way to the heddles. So would this be a close view of part of a loom?

— comment by Alan Reinhart on March 11th, 2012 at 1:14am JST (5 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

It reminds me of weaving machinery that I’ve seen at the TCMIT in Nagoya. A thread spinning machine, perhaps?

— comment by Gretchen on March 11th, 2012 at 2:47am JST (5 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Raw silk?

— comment by Marius M on March 11th, 2012 at 4:01am JST (5 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

I am going to hazard a guess at this one – “Tatami Mat weaver”.

— comment by Richard - Queensland Australia on March 11th, 2012 at 7:19am JST (5 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

They resemble strings of a musical instrument. Is it a koto?

— comment by Gianluca on March 12th, 2012 at 6:29am JST (5 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Looks like the strings of a musical instrument to me.

— comment by Mike on March 12th, 2012 at 5:44pm JST (5 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Looks like I got everyone this time… the answer is posted here.

— comment by Jeffrey Friedl on March 14th, 2012 at 10:49am JST (5 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

It was impossible to get the right answer 😉

— comment by Gianluca on March 15th, 2012 at 6:14am JST (5 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink
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