Gbire= axe; bau refers to the shape of the handle. This is the type of axe used to cut off the "heads" or cluster of palm nuts. See 37-22-103. It does not differ in any important respect from the woodworker's axe. See 27-22-91.
Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall 1936-1937
Current & Past Exhibitions:
African Gallery ( Aug 1995)
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