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Adze

Object Number:NA5699
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chilkat
Tlingit
Provenience: Alaska
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Stone
Wood
Hide
Plant Fiber
Length: 61.5 cm
Width: 15 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedtion to the Northwest Coast, Louis Shotridge, 1917

Description

Stone elbow adze lashed to a fitted wooden handle with hide lashings and maple bark fiber rope. Used for general, large-scale woodworking like hollowing out a canoe or house construction.

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