Trinchante y Hacha

Trinchante y Hacha

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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.
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.
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Object Name
Date made
20th century
Place Made
Puerto Rico: Hormigueros, Hormigueros
Physical Description
wood; metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 2.5 cm x 2.5 cm x 14.5 cm; in x in x 5 11/16 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal
Puerto Rico
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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