T E RIBAL MPORIUM FIJIAN MELANESIAN & MICRONESIAN OTHER CULTURES MAORI

DESCRIPTION


A massive Fijian ula throwing club with a large intricately carved head and tavatava carving to the handle. Below the head is a tally system comprising rows of dots indicating ceremonial events or kills. It has a rich dark brown patina and dates to the early part of the 19th century.


Measures 48cm long and the head measures 43cm in circumference.


Formerly housed in the Smith family collection of the Maori Buried Village Museum, Rotorua, New Zealand.

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