Totokia Fijian Club
Totokia Fijian Club
Totokia Fijian Club
Totokia Fijian Club
Totokia Fijian Club

Totokia Fijian Club

1800 to 1900 Fiji

Offered by Nicholas Wells Antiques Ltd

£6,500 gbp
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According to Fijian Weapons and Warfare by Clunie, this native weapon “was designed to drive or peck a neat hole through the enemy’s skull, the weight of the bulky head being concentrated in the point of the beak. These clubs were much carried by chiefs in both life and death and according to tradition were particularly favoured for murder and in skirmish warfare in thick bush, the heavy head driving the beak through the skull without a long warning swing likely to alert the target or catch on undergrowth” Sometimes misdiscribed as a pineapple club they were being manufactured well before the pineapple was introduced to Fiji.

http://www.new-guinea-tribal-art.com/wp/index.php/2011/10/05/native-weapons/
wonderfully ruch patina and overall very good weight. Age crack in the wood to the head.
Dimensions
Height 90.00 cm (35.43 inches)
Width 27.00 cm (10.63 inches)
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