Waka kiakavo

Forked gun stock club with raised ridge running in the crotch between the striking head and the spur. The butt terminates in a stepped domed pommel. This example was formerly wrapped throughout with a complex pattern of coiled coconut fibre cordage in both natural colour and black fibre. Much of this has been lost. Around the neck of the club are two sections of Pandanus leaf binding in a natural colour. At the neck there is the remains of a paper label that reads ”C.A.G.B. Old Fijian war club…”.

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