University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: P1705
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Yapese
Provenience: Caroline Islands
Yap
Date Made: Before 1903
Early Date: 1883
Late Date: 1903
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Metal
Wood
Plant Fiber
Length: 39cm
Width: 20.3cm
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. William H. Furness 3rd., 1904

Description

Flat metal blade attached to wooden handle with lashings of twisted coconut fiber. After European contact and the introduction of metal to the Pacific Islands, traditional tools were quickly adapted to make use of the new material.


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