Item Number: Fry0181
Materials: Wood, bone and steel bits, as well as 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.
Claire Fejes, Fairbanks, Alaska
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