Taíno pounder with edze.
Taíno culture had its origins at the Arawak tribes in the Orinoco Delta, and later spread gradually to Venezuela and the Antilles in waves. They are typically associated with the Islands of Hispaniola, Cuba, Jamaïca and Puerto Rico. They were the people who welcomed Christopher Columbus to the New World in 1492, not realising this would mean the rapid end of their culture. Words like barbecue, hammock, tobacco and hurricane are all derived from Taíno language.
26cm high – 8,5cm wide – 4,1cm depth
All dimensions are without the mounting
Object collected in Dominican Republic and incorporated in European collection at beginning of the 1960’s.