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four sides with anthropomorphic and geometric designs
Size : 46 cm long – 18 ins long
In 1782 John Gabriel Stedman wrote about his experiences as a soldier in Dutch Surinam … 'I must not forget that every Indian carries a club, which they call apootoo, for their defence. These clubs are made from the heaviest wood in the forest; they are about 18 inches long, flat at both ends, and square, but heavier at one end than the other ... one blow with this club, in which is frequently fixed a sharp stone, scatters the brains … and on these, besides other hieroglyphic figures, they often carve the number of people they have slain in battle'.
|Height||46.00 cm||(18.11 inches)|