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Tu’i fan-shaped club. The tu’i is a development from the square ended apa’apai with greater mass at its head, making it more like a double headed wooden war pick. They...

Club

Collected in 1773 or 1777 by Captain James Cook. This is an early form of Tongan club (’akau tau) that was developed from the Fijian rootstock club....

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The coral islands of Kiribati (‘kee-ree-bass’) have limited natural resources but pandanus plants and coconut trees are plentiful and versatile. The coarse fibres from coconut husks provided the raw...

Club

Large tu’i fan-shaped club with incomplete engraving on the head only. The tu’i is a development from the square ended apa’apai with greater mass at its head, making it more...

Club

Tu’i fan-shaped club with multiple triangular ivory inlays in head. The tu’i is a development from the square ended apa’apai with greater mass at its head, making it more like a...

Club

Although they were useful for fending off arrows, large, broad clubs of this form were more symbolic than offensive, and operated as the insignia of chiefly or priestly rank; to...

Club

Back-Weighted Hand-Clubs, Wahaika With a name meaning ‘fish-mouth’, the form of the wahaika is unique and distinctive. Backwards-curving hand-clubs were made elsewhere in Polynesia (notably, on Easter Island) but the Maori...

Club

This close quarter combat weapon is said to have belonged to Chief Rangiaho. (This could be interpreted as Rangiaho, the wife of Chief Tawhiao). It was taken by a British...

Club

Kite shaped club (supe or subi) with inlaid shell and black putty in the form of bonito with fibre handle binding. These clubs have elements of both New Guinea and...

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