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Wood, stone, vegetable fibres
C.D.A.1055, Legato Cap.E.A.D'Albertis, 1932
Second half of 19th century
The quality of the materials and the manufacture indicate that it was used in sacred works, for example in the construction of war canoes. The functionality of this type of tool was such that the Tahitians, in the eighteenth century, bought European axes to replace the stone blades with those of iron while maintaining the traditional body.
Tahiti, Society Islands