This is a simple, but unique Stone Edged Adze from the Matty Islands, Wuvulu Province, Papua New Guinea. This Adze has a Stone embedded in the wood hand handle, is called a Wuvulu Island breadfruit splitter adze. The Rock has a blunt chisled edge, which is achieved shaping and by grinding the outer surface. This tool is known as "toki Fasua" (tridacnaAdze). Fiber is often found in the form of cordage and used as a binding or a suspension cord. This old adze is a fine example of a wood cutting, carving tool from before western contact brought in metal tools. These adzes are are considered ceremonial objects and very valuable to their owner.
COMES ON STAND
Shows age, but in good condition. Wood split bottom of Handle
32 Inches Tall
34 Inches Tall on Stand
3 x 3.5 Inches Stone
10 x 4 Wood Carved Figure Top
21 Inch Handle
1 x 1 Handle
12 Inch Long Adze
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