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  • Other Name

    Adze (English)

  • Description

    Fao'a. Stone adze. This Fao'a (adze) is worked from ofa'i (stone) of a grey colour. It is triangular in section. The Fao'a has a pronounced bevel surface. Its sides, poll and butt end are all left pecked. The surface of the blade is rectangular with a slightly raised shoulder just before the reduction towards the poll.

  • Place
  • Accession Number
  • Accession Date
    04 Apr 1937
  • Other Id

    23226.3 (ethnology)

  • Department
adze, 1937.113, 23226.3, Photographed by Andrew Hales,… … Read more

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