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Club

A dance club described as an ‘anave - an aesthetically Samoan dance club; a diamond-shaped and sharp-edged blade with a collar where blade and handle meet formed into several transverse...

Ladle

The butt has ten heads carved on top of a series of panels leading to the main shaft. Its use is uncertain, but other examples of this type of object...

Adze

Adzes of this kind were a form of god image, possibly related to Tane-mata-ariki. The stone blades were not only tools, but also exchange valuables. Often the blades...

Staff

Made of toromiro wood, the eye sockets of this staff, now empty, would would have formerly been inlaid with obsidian. Used as a weapon, also as a staff of office....

Fork

A four-pronged fork (ai cula ni bokola) originally used to feed priests and other sanctified people who should not touch cooked food. Consecrated food included human flesh and was eaten...

Bowai

Oversized bowai, ceremonial club Bowai are tapering two handed clubs which were very popular on Fiji. The oversized versions have no practical use, and must instead have fulfilled some kind...

Ceremonial club

Oversized bowai, ceremonial club with crisp engraving typical of later work with imported steel nails. Bowai are tapering two handed clubs which were very popular on Fiji. The oversized...

Necklace

Simple necklaces were popular with the locals and tourists, and changed regularly with the fashions....

Beater

This beater (’auta) was used to play the slit drum. Larger slit drums would require two beaters. Collected by Rev. John Marriott between 1878 and 1904....

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