Adze

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Registration number
8319
Item name
Adze 
Category
Chopping/Cutting
Currency/Trade
 
Indigenous name
pulu 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Indonesia > Papua Province > Jayawijaya
Map
Collector
Mr Anton Ploeg  
Acquisition date
September 17, 1962 
Acquisition method
Donated by Mr Anton Ploeg  
Dimensions
H: 35 mm W: 43 mm L: 190 mm D: Circum:

Description

Research notes

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].

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