Trinchante y Hacha

Description
This hatchet and knife from the Hormigueros region were used in carving santos. The hatchet is 16 cm. long, and the handle is made of the native guayalote wood and has a hole pierced near the end. The knife has a 9 cm. wooden handle carved into a spiral shape.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
knife
Date made
20th century
Physical Description
wood; metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2.5 cm x 2.5 cm x 14.5 cm; in x in x 5 11/16 in
Place Made
Puerto Rico: Mayagüez-Aguadilla, Hormigueros
ID Number
1997.0097.0324
accession number
1997.0097
catalog number
1997.0097.0324
subject
Craftsman
Cultures & Communities
Puerto Rico
Work
Religion
Vidal
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Vidal
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Title
Carving Knife and Hatchet
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal

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