club (weapons: bludgeon)

Stone club head (Bedamuni: gigi). A stone club head in the form of a flat, rounded stone with a hole shaped like two cones in the middle, through which a stick can be put. It is decorated with red (apusi) and black (bunumai) stripes that are set off with white (suè) points.

The Bedamuni imported stones for clubs from elsewhere. After fixing them on a wooden stick, they were used in battles and as paraphernalia in dancing ceremonies (kamokafoi).

fighting

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