This large stylized version of a flaked stone knife was made of cedar and covered with a prestigious material – copper foil. Prehistoric people had ceremonies and activities in their villages. This blade was used in ceremonial dances.
Over 60 of these effigy blades were found in a mound at the Spiro Site in Oklahoma. Based on the style, archaeologists believe they were made somewhere else, possibly the Cahokia site in Illinois. Our blades are made from eastern red cedar wood; copper foil and red string — just like the originals.