Club Z 3044

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Club, Gata waka
Spurred clubs like this one have often been referred to as ‘gunstock clubs’ because of their resemblance to muskets. However, they were in use in Fiji prior to the introduction of firearms. The underside of the head was pounded into shape in the growing tree with stones before the club was cut.
Fiji. Collected by A. von Hügel, 1875-77. Z 3044

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