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Early 19th Century
Size : 108 cm long
42½ ins long
The primary use of the Tongan club was to kill people and sometimes to kill pigs. However, it would also be used for ceremonial purposes and even for dancing. At a reception held for Captain Cook, he was entertained with a display of club-fighting
Travelling on Cook's second voyage in 1774 J.R Forster, a natural scientist, stated of Tongan culture: 'their utensils, manufactures, agriculture and music bespeak their inventive genius and elegant style'.
( Forster 1778:235 )
|Height||108.00 cm||(42.52 inches)|