Massive Samoan 'Uatogi' hardwood war club .
This club is a Rare and very finely carved/finished/detailed Traditional Samoan Toothed War Club called a LAPALAPA (in the Samoan language) or UATOGI.
Beautiful deep dark and reddish patina.
Reference : Samoan Material Culture By Te Rangi Hiroa ( P. H. Buck ) Bernice P. Bishop Museum Bulletin 75 Honolulu , Hawaii Published by the Museum 1930 ( illustration attached )
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- War club
- Indigenous object name
- Region/ country
- 2nd half 19th century
- Sold with stand
- 90×17×6 cm