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Throwing Club

2006.44.959 (RS177307)

Description

Wooden throwing club or i Ula drisia from Fiji. Round head with large natural indentations and short handle with zigzag patterns incised into bottom half of handle. I Ula (throwing clubs) were worn alone or in pairs with the handles thrust throught the waistband of the warrior's loincloth. In battle i Ula were thrown to bring down an adversary and used as a club in hand-to-hand battle. There are many different types of i Ula based on their shape. I Ula drisia are characterized by a round head with natural indentations.

Details

Maker
unknown
Location of origin
Pacific Island Group
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
carving and carving techniques
wood (plant material)
Object type
Armament -- Bludgeon
Places
Fiji
Descriptive terms
carving and carving techniques
Club
clubs (weapons)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
3 5/8 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.959
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
170467
Reference Notes
Volume 66, No. 4

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