Throwing Club

Collection Type

  • Cultural artifacts

GUSN

GUSN-170467

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

Descriptive Terms

clubs (weapons)
wood (plant material)
carving and carving techniques
Club

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

E47,132
FD228

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Pacific Island Group

Dimensions

3 5/8 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.959

Reference Notes

Volume 66, No. 4

Places

Fiji