Polynesian Stone Adze
Time Period: 20th C.
Materials: Green Stone, Wood Haft, and Wicker
Provenance: Private Collection, UK.
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Oceanic Polynesian Stone Adze
Oceania, French Polynesia, Marquesas Islands, Enata peoples, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Hawaii.
A lovely 20th Century Polynesian Adze, with a large beautiful stone celt of greenstone head bound to the V shape wood haft with wicker.
The heavy stone is removable although it was previously secured by the wicker to the wooden handle.
The haft is carved and stained with abstract motifs/exhibits abstract anthropomorphic symbols in red and blue
It measures about 56cm.
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