Billhook

Description
Tool for cutting undergrowth in forest areas and preparing the ground for planting. Likely to have been made from locally-smelted iron, possibly from Ola-Igbi.

Obtained by the Rev. Henry Townsend, in Abeokuta before 1866.
Accession Loan No.
E1392
Collection Class
Tools for farm and craft
Common Name
billhook
Simple Name
billhook
Full Name
billhook
Dimensions
whole length 493 mm; whole W 76 mm
Cultural Group
Yoruba
Production Year High
1868
Production Parish
Egba
Production Town
Abeokuta
Production County
SW Nigeria
Production Country
Nigeria
Production Area Region
West Africa
Production Continent
Africa
Family Group

Material
wood; iron
Function Name
tool used for chopping and pruning
Function Detail
Probably obtained by Townsend in Abeokuta, before 1868
Collection Area Region
W
Collection Continent
Africa

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