club (weapons: bludgeon)

Club, from Vanuatu, with cylindrical shaft which flares into a tongue shaped blade at the head which is modelled on both faces with an asymmetrical V shaped ridge. The butt flares outwards and has a conical lug protruding from it. A stout flat rope of coconut fibre for an arm sling, is looped three times around the shaft and ends in an elaborate tassel. Dark wood.


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