adze (hunting, fishing & trapping)

An adze from the Andaman Islands. The handle is a short length of wood which ends in a natural hook which has been flattened on the top. Onto this lies a flat piece of shell which is covered in leaves and secured onto the wood by a strip of vegetable fibre that is tied around the shell and the hook of the wooden handle.

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