This is a rare old Fijian Ula Throwing Club, which has been hand-carved from a hard wood (probably Vesi). This is a large and heavy club, measuring 19 in length, and weighing 1.5 kg.The head comprises of 8 lobes, with a round finial, with mother of pear fragments inset into the sides and the top. The top mother of pearl inset is fractured (see photo 7). There are 3 other'shark-tooth' style, triangular insets on the sides of the finial. The handle has been beautifully hand-carved with decorative detail. Between the handle and the head, there is a spiral cut-away detail.
There is a long fracture running along the handle/shaft, from the base, but it is quite fine, and not too significant. This originally belonged to a collector, who spent some time in the Fijian Islands, PNG, and other Pacific Islands, circa mid-20th century. I don't know exactly how old this club is, but I would guess it is probably from the early-to-mid part of the 20th century.It has been painted, or stained black, but the wood is brown, as is normal with most of these clubs. These Fijian Ula Throwing Club are very collectable, and this would make a significant addition to any collection. Check out my other items.
I have other tribal artefacts available, including masks, statues, weapons and tools. Be sure to add me to your favourites list. The item "Old Fijian Ula Throwing Club Massive 19 Hand-carved Cannibalism Tribal War Rare" is in sale since Thursday, March 17, 2016.This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "reix718" and is located in Sydney, New South Wales. This item can be shipped worldwide.