Paddle-club 1932.680

[singlepic id=265 w=250 h=450 float=none]Paddle-club, Culacula
This heavy paddle-club is entirely carved with very fine Fijian-style geometric patterns and a number of single, paired and mirrored anthropomorphic figures. Very elongated, they differ from the Tongan-style figures found on some Western Polynesian weapons. The two gendered figures carved on the shaft, clearly a man and a woman, are extremely unusual features in Fijian art.
Fiji. Collected by Rev. J. Waterhouse, 1850s. 1932.680

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