Club

Stone-headed discoidal club.
These war clubs were used throughout southern Papua New Guinea until the early 20th Century. They are part of a complex trade network between the quarries of Torres Strait Islands and the Papuan Gulf which has very little stone. Finer examples are decorated with a fine plume of red parrot feathers.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
88/1934/13
Category
Ethnography
Collection Class
Arms and armour
Collection Area Region
MELAN
Material
woodstonefibretufts of feathers
Common Name
club
Simple Name
weapon
Production County
Collingwood Bay, Massim district, south-east Papua
Production Country
Papua New Guinea
Production Year High
pre 1930

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