Adze Highlands Region, Papua New Guinea End Of XIXth - Beginning Of XXth

Frédéric Coridon


Highlands Region, Papua New Guinea
End of the 19th century - beginning of the 20th century
Wood and plant fibers
H .: 44; L .: 50 cm

The blade is made of a cut and polished wood insert. It is held perpendicular to the angled handle in a fine braiding of bamboo fibers. The handle, curved on the lower part, has a pointed end. The head supporting the blade is carved with an acorn.
The patina of the dark wood suggests an important use of this adze.
While it is more common to find these tools with a stone blade, those with a wooden blade are rarer.

Text and photos © FCP CORIDON

Condition Very good state
900 €
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