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7 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. x 2 in. (19.05 cm x 8.89 cm x 5.08 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2006.4.5
Geography: Africa
Classification: Tools and Equipment; Arts and Crafts Tools

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  • African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • axes - Cutting tools that consist of a relatively heavy edged, squarish head fixed to a handle, the edge or edges being parallel to the handle so as to be suited for striking, hewing, cleaving, or chopping, trees, wood, ice, or another material. For axes used as weapons, typically having wider blades, use "axes (weapons)." For similar tools that are smaller and lighter, use "hatchets." For long-handled tools with a curved blade set perpendicular to the handle and used for dressing lumber, use "adzes."
  • South African - Style and culture of the people of South Africa.
  • tools - Objects, especially those hand-held, for performing or facilitating mechanical operations.

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