Club

Description
Gadi were generally lighter, one-handed weapons used by high-ranking, senior men to enforce obedience and punish insolence among their wives and children. Carved from gadi wood, the gadi club was a straight-shafted pole club, that was sometimes flared towards the head. Gadi wood was rarely used to make other clubs. Gadi have straighter shafts and are sawn off at the base. They have less rounded, often flat-topped heads.
Accession Loan No.
E1902
Collection Class
Arms and armour
Common Name
club
Simple Name
club
Full Name
pole club
Dimensions
whole length 1012 mm; whole width 41 mm
Production Year High
1879
Production Country
Fiji
Production Area Region
Melanesia
Production Continent
Oceania
Family Group

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

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