CULTURAL CONTEXT : Woodworking tool; the hafted maul was used to drive wedges into logs to split-off wood planks.

DESCRIPTION : The maul consists of a carved wooden handle with a slight curve at the top, and a carved base to hold the stone head. Both the wooden base and stone are notched to accept the rawhide bindings securing the stone head to the maul handle.

GEO-CULTURAL AREA : Northwest Coast

ETHNOLINGUISTIC GROUP : Wakashan

CULTURE : Kwakiutl ?

PROVINCE : British Columbia

PERIOD : early 20th Century

MATERIAL : Stone; Wood; Skin thong

METHOD OF MANUFACTURE : Carved; Pecked; Ground; Lashed
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