Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Lhaq'temish (Lummi) maker
  • adze, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States
  • wood, metal, wire, cloth, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 22.5 x 5.5 x 13 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 8 7/8 x 2 1/8 x 5 1/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5683

The "V" shaped adze has a short wooden handle on one side and the bend of the "V." The handle has an expansion at the end. The other leg of the "V" has a flat piece of wood on which the black rectangular blade is secured with wire wrapping. The blade flares slightly at the end. The bend of the "V" is squared with a groove around it for wire wrapping. There are a few remnants of cloth under the wire wrapping.