Oceania, French Polynesia, Marquesas Islands, ca. A hefty utilitarian tool known as an adze with the surprisingly tights hafted blade used for plowing, tilling, and shaping wood, among other uses. A hand-carved, wedge-shaped blade with a tapered tang is secured to the wooden handle via one contiguous length of braided coconut sennet fibers and acts as the adze's main striking head.Opposite the blade is a finely engraved finial and engraved end which both exhibit signs of early tool use. Since metal forging was unknown to the Enata people prior to Western contact, the multi-purpose adze was one of the most important tools in their society.
A fine example that has developed a smooth patina. Don't miss this chance at an amazing, Rare Polynesian artifact! Please see my other Hawaiian adze and Marquesan Tahuata stone adze head.
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