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Axe

Hatchet

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Native NameKhwaan Thaak
ขวานถาก
Object Number:82-7-118
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Thai
Isaan
Provenience: Thailand
Udon Thani
Baan Nawng Mek
Date Made: 1900-1979
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1979
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Iron
Bamboo
Length: 94 cm
Width: 57.3 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1981
Other Number:001 - Other Number

Description

An old style axe with a long, slightly curved bamboo handle. The head is a piece of wood with an iron blade that has a small hole in the side. The wood extends into a long tail. Used for felling trees and shaping logs into planks.

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