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Early 19th Century
Size: 115cm long – 45¼ ins long
See: Finch & Co catalogue no. 15, item no. 41, for another ‘Bowai’
These clubs were used in divination rites and would be stood upon their butt ends. If they remained standing during the ceremonies the omens were good, but if they fell over, it was bad.