Club

Collection Type

  • Cultural artifacts

GUSN

GUSN-269733

Description

Wooden rootstock war club, or vunikau, from Fiji, with a straight handle ending with a natural knot of polished root. Portions of the knobby head and handle are carved with incised patterns. There are two bands of contrasting braided material - one at the base of the head and one at the base of the handle. Used in close quarter combat.

Details

Descriptive Terms

clubs (weapons)
wood (plant material)
Club

Associated Building

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

Additional Identification Number

E47157

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Pacific Island Group

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.3599

Reference Notes

Volume 66 No. 4: Notes on a Fijian club with a system of classification