From: Alaska

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number NA5700
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chilkat | Tlingit
Provenience Alaska
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section American
Materials Iron | Wood | Plant Fiber | Cloth

Iron adze lashed to a wooden handle with spruce root. The butt end of the iron blade is forged into a ring which serves as an additional attachment point to the handle. Used for general, large-scale woodworking like hollowing out a canoe or house construction.

Length 41.4 cm
Width 11.8 cm
Credit Line Wanamaker Expedtion to the Northwest Coast, Louis Shotridge, 1917

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