Wooden Plane
Kayan/Kenyah Dayak, Borneo, Indonesia
Early 20th century
Previous collection: Merton Simpson, NYC

A hand plane is a tool for shaping wood using muscle power to force the cutting blade over the wood surface. This particular example has lost its blade, but the handle is beautifully carved with Aso designs and at the top an open mouth stylized face.

Height: 12.75 inches / 32.4 cm
IN 10-13-17 / Price on request

 

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