Collection: Fry

Item Number: Fry0180

Category: Adz

Region: Arctic

Tribe: Eskimo

Period: 1875-1900

Materials: Wood, bone, steel bits and sea mammal hide lashings

Description: These Eskimo adzes are of the style used by the Bering Sea Eskimos of the Point Hope and related coastal areas of Alaska. Handles were of either bone or wood. The blades or bits were often made of ax or hatchet heads or plane blades turned crossways as seen here so as to be oriented in the manner in which stone bladed adzes were constructed at an earlier time, before the introduction of modern tools.

Dimensions: 9 11/10" +/-


Claire Fejes, Fairbanks, Alaska, probably collected by Claire at Point Hope, Alaska.

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