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Object Number: 37-22-91
Current Location: Africa Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Sherbro
Provenience: Sierra Leone
Sherbro Island
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Wood
Length: 69cm
Width: 4.6cm
Credit Line:Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall, 1937

Description

Woodworkers tool. Used together with an axe or adze for the first rough shaping of the log or billet from which an implement, utensil, or figure, etc., is to be carved. The blades of this and the other tools were made by native blacksmiths. See 37-22-92, etc., 96, 97.


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