Club

Description
Tewhatewha, quarter-circle back-weighted club.
Two handed weapon which was wielded so that blows were landed with the straight, flat side; alternatively the pointed butt could be used as a stabbing weapon. The quarter circle was placed to increase the weight, but also for the attachment of a feather or fibre tassel which could be used to distract the enemy.
Accession Loan No.
33/1953/2a
Collection Class
Arms and armour
Common Name
club
Simple Name
club
Full Name
quarter circle club
Dimensions
whole length 1501 mm; whole W 179 mm
Cultural Group
Maori
Production Year High
pre 1953
Production County
North Island
Production Country
New Zealand
Production Area Region
Polynesia
Production Continent
Oceania
Family Group

Function Name
weapon
Collection Country
New Zealand
Collection Area Region
Australia and New Zealand
Collection Continent
Oceania

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