Club

Apa’apai with single collar.
Apa’apai clubs have a smoothly tapering, four-sided sectional shape and a square or concave end mimicking the shape of a coconut leaf midrib. The leaf midribs were cut by men of the cheifly class and used to maintain social order or for recreational club fencing. The club form is therefore chiefly and a symbol of legitimate authority.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
E1207
Category
Ethnography
Collection Class
Arms and armour
Collection Area Region
Polynesia
Material
wood (casuarina) | | | |
Common Name
club
Simple Name
club
Production Town

Production Country
Tonga
Production Date
18th century
Production Person Initials

Production Person Surname

Production Year Low

Production Year High
pre 1778

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square ended club