Hafted adze

Ground black basalt head set into a wooden haft with coconut fibre bindings, some missing. Used in carving wood for houses, canoes and other large items. Probably collected by Lt. Bond in 1791.

Object Summary

Museum Number E1744
Simple Name adze
Full Name hafted adze
Common Name hafted adze
Production country French Polynesia (Overseas Collectivity of France)
Material basalt; wood; coconut fibre
Collection class Tools for farm and craft
Collection continent Pacific
Collection area/region POLYN
Production county Tahiti
Production continent Oceania
Production year high 1791