Club

Description
Multiple collared apa’apai club with complex engraving. Apa’apai clubs have a smoothly tapering, four-sided sectional shape and a square or concave end mimicking the shape of a coconut leaf midrib. The leaf midribs were cut by men of the chiefly class and used to maintain social order or for recreational club fencing. The club form is therefore of high status and a symbol of legitimate authority.
Accession Loan No.
88/1934/16
Collection Class
Arms and armour
Common Name
club
Simple Name
club
Full Name
square ended club
Dimensions
whole length 1030 mm; whole width 120 mm
Production Year High
pre 1934
Production Country
Tonga
Production Area Region
Polynesia
Production Continent
Oceania
Family Group

Material
hard wood
Function Name
weapon
Collection Area Region
POLYN
Collection Continent
Pacific

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