Adze

Before the introduction of iron, this tool was used for cutting timber. The stone head is bound to a flat foot, differing to Central Polynesian adzes, where the blade is set into the haft.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
E1224
Category
Ethnography
Collection Class
Tools for farm and craft
Material
woodbasaltcoconut fibre
Common Name
adze
Simple Name
adze
Production County
Hawai’i
Production Country
Hawaiian Islands (United States of America)
Production Year High
pre 1779

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adze