Offered here is a vintage used adze tool from the workshop of The Ketchikan Heritage center. The Heritage Center houses one of the world’s largest collections of unrestored 19th century totem poles. The poles were recovered from uninhabited Tlingit settlements on Village Island and Tongass Island, south of Ketchikan, as well as from the Haida village of Old Kasaan. The Center was founded in 1976 to preserve these totems and act as a cultural center. Sixteen of the museum’s thirty-three totem poles are on permanent display, although the rest of the collection is available for research purposes. The Center also exhibits other Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian artifacts and art pieces, including work by world-famous Tlingit carver Nathan Jackson, and renowned Haida weaver Delores Churchill. In addition to functioning as a museum, the Totem Heritage Center preserves and promotes the traditional arts and crafts of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian peoples through a nationally recognized program of art classes and other activities. This example has developed a smooth patina with a Alderwood handle and a thick sharp steel blade. This adze was made by native carvers to be used in classes and workshops offered by the museum. It is very sharp and has a substantial blade. Size: 8 x 16. Blade measures 2.5 x5 inches long. Don’t miss this chance at an amazing, Rare artifact! Please see my other Argillite carvings and silver work by Charles Edenshaw. This and many other tribal Art and artifacts listed now! This item is in the category “Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American”. The seller is “newnightatmuseum” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Color: Brown
- Style: Native American
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Material: Steel Wood Fiber
- Maker: Nathan Jackson