club (weapons: bludgeon)

Mushroom headed club with stepped handle and seven scalloped points to the head. A large binding of rolled red cloth is plaited around the centre of the shaft and an attachment of backcloth and coconut fibre cordage sits loosely between this plaiting and the stepped handle.

Label: An old blue exhibition label is attached to the object and reads "Mushroom-headed. New Caledonia".

fighting

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