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

TOPIC: War and Warfare

An immense range of weaponry was available to Fijian warriors in their conduct of warfare, which included the ceremonial practice of cannibalism.

Wooden objects account for most of Fiji’s material culture. Vesi and other woods were used for the many varieties of clubs, adze handles and canoe timbers. Sacred vesi wood was used for ceremonial objects, including so-called cannibal forks.

War and Warfare

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War club
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War club
Club (detail)

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