Fiji's Treasured Culture: Highlighting the collections of Museum Victoria

SEARCH RESULTS: TOPIC: War and Warfare / OBJECT: Club

Photograph of a Man wearing a human hair wig Photograph of a Fijian Warrior Photograph of Man holding throwing club

Club
I-ula tavatava

Short handled club with a fluted head. This is a throwing club used in war, made from the stem and buttress roots of the shrub used in making it. Tattoo designs decorate the handle.
Reg. Number: X2220
Acquistion Details: Purchased from H.A. Smith Estate, 1888
Dimensions: L.430mm Diam. handle 25mm Diam.head 110mm
MV Collection object
War club
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