- Indigenous name
- Associated cultural group
- Pacific > Indonesia > Papua Province > Jayawijaya
- Mr Anton Ploeg
- Acquisition date
- September 17, 1962
- Acquisition method
- Donated by Mr Anton Ploeg
- H: 35 mm W: 43 mm L: 190 mm D: Circum:
Duplicate Catalogue Book 2 states that this had been traded in from further west.
This adze was used to carve canoes, sheilds, bisj poles, soul ships (wuramon for male initiation) etc. But now carved with chisel and adze used to hit chisel.
'Don't know when the artifacts were collected, but an article 'Acculturation movements amongst the Western Dani' by Ploeg & O'Brian in American Anthropologist Vol. 66 No. 4 p. 281, 1964 describes his research amongst the Dani of the Wagulum political community near Bokondini in the Central Highlands N.G. between 1960 & 1962 (on a research scholarship from A.N.U.). The artifacts donated are presumably from the Dani of this area.' [Source card].