Throwing club

Collection Type

  • Cultural artifacts

GUSN

GUSN-170601

Description

Wooden Fijian throwing club, or 'i ula tavatava. Short-handled club with heavy, round, carved and grooved head. The bottom of the handle is carved with vertical lines of zigzags. 'I ula tavatava were used both as a throwing weapon and in hand-to-hand combat. There are many different types of 'i Ula based on their shape. 'I Ula tavatave are characterized by their grooved and flanged heads.

Details

Descriptive Terms

clubs (weapons)
wood (plant material)
Club

Associated Building

Original To Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

E47,129

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Pacific Island Group

Object Type

Armament -- Bludgeon

Dimensions

4 1/16 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.1120

Reference Notes

Volume 66, No. 4

Places

Fiji