Trinchante y Hacha


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.

Date Made: 20th century

Description (Spanish): Esta hacha y trinchante provenientes de la región de Hormigueros se utilizaban para el tallado de santos. El hacha tiene 16 centímetros de largo y el mango está hecho de madera nativa de guayabote y presenta una perforación cerca del extremo. El trinchante tiene un mango de 9 cm. de largo tallado en forma de espiral.Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Puerto Rico: Hormigueros, Hormigueros

Subject: Craftsman, Puerto Rico

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Teodoro Vidal

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1997.0097.0324Accession Number: 1997.0097Catalog Number: 1997.0097.0324

Object Name: knife

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


Record Id: nmah_601205

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