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Club

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Object Number:
P3186B
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Fiji Islands
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Wood
Description:
"Lipped" type. In this example the edge of the head oppposite to the 'lip' is suited for the delivery of a cleaving blow; the 'lip' for effecting, with the weight of the club and the strength of a powerful Fijian behind it, a deep wound in the head of the body. The shaft is covered with a neat lashing of coconut fibre sennit.

Bibliography:

[Book] Linton, Ralph & Wingert, Paul S. 1946. Arts of the South Seas. : Page/Fig./Plate: p.17
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