Club

Description
Rootstock, vunikau vividrasa club with elaborate tricolour binding evoking a snake.
Rootstock clubs often have coconut fibre windings, pandanus binding or the application of red textiles to the neck which indicates that they may have been a central part of the more Melanesian culture of Colo, the interior highland region of Viti Levu. the decoration also implies that they were used for ceremonial purposes as well as practical everyday use.
Accession Loan No.
51/1925/4
Collection Class
Arms and armour
Common Name
club
Simple Name
weapon
Full Name
rootstock club
Dimensions
whole length 1161 mm; whole W 70 mm
Production Year High
1925
Production Country
Fiji
Production Area Region
Melanesia
Production Continent
Oceania
Family Group

Material
wood; fibre
Function Name
weapon
Function Detail
used to thrust into the opponent’s body, as well as to crush his head
Collection Area Region
POLYN
Collection Continent
Pacific

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