Antique Fijian Throwing Club
Antique Fijian Throwing Club
Antique Fijian Throwing Club
Antique Fijian Throwing Club
Antique Fijian Throwing Club
Antique Fijian Throwing Club
Antique Fijian Throwing Club
Antique Fijian Throwing Club
Antique Fijian Throwing Club
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Antique Fijian Throwing Club

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There are lots of different types of Fijian clubs for use in different occasions. This is an excellent example of an Ula club, a type of club that was used for throwing and made from very dense and hard root wood. These were often carried in the belt in addition to a longer club for hand to hand fighting. There are a few small cracks in the head of the club consistent with age but the club is in good condition and would make an excellent addition to any collection of tribal art // Fijian War clubs were the most cherished weapon of the Fijian warrior. Different clubs were for different fighting scenarios. Some Fijian War clubs were for fighting in the jungle while others for grasslands. Many clubs were also status items and were only owned by chiefs or priests. Native weapons that had been successfully used to kill were marked by the cutting of notches on the grip. A club used to kill many enemies thought to have a life power of its own or mana. Fijian War clubs with large amounts of mana were sometimes placed in a temple to the gods of war. They became ritual objects in funerary rites and certain craft ceremonies.