Culacula Chief's war club - Wood - Fiji

Description
Culacula Chief's war club - Wood - Fiji
Late 19th century - Good

Fantastic Culcula war club from Fiji. The patina of this club brings it back to possibly the 19th century.

"Culacula," priest's or chief's hardwood club, with a narrow paddle like blade, serrated edges and a cross rib at the base. The thin edge of the blade was used as a weapon, for cutting and snapping through bone.

Publication: for a similar club see Fergus Clunie, "Yalo I Viti," Fiji Museum, 1986, pp. 119 & 185, and Clunie, "Fijian Weapons and Warfare," 1977, p. 55 - 56.

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Lot details
Object
Culacula Chief's war club
Region/ country
Fiji
Material
Wood
Period
Late 19th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
3×15×99 cm
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