Summary

This club is thought to have originated from Rarotonga and is made from highly polished ironwood, or toa. It is one of the most beautifully executed in any of the Pacific islands, the clubs being made by men who are skilled woodcarvers. The blade is superbly scalloped and the handle decorated near the blade with a single transverse band. Though not an element of this club's design, the handle is often phallic-shaped and thought to accentuate the strength and aggression required by the user in battle.

Physical Description

A club made from a single piece of hardwood. The leaf shaped head is decoratively carved with sections of wood removed to form a scalloped pattern.

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