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Carved Fijian club, or kia kavo. Long handle with knobbed base and a curved head with a rounded protubernece on the top. The underside of the head is curved and a thin layer of wood has been scraped away leaving a rough surface. Although similar to other Fijian weapons, kia kavo were used as ceremonial dance clubs.
wood (plant material)
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),
Pacific Island Group
2 x 8 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
http://www.new-guinea-tribal-art.com/wp/index.php/2011/10/05/native-weapons/. This site has a comprehensive yet concise review of Fijian war clubs.