19th C. Tongan Culacula Paddle Club,
19th C. Tongan Culacula Paddle Club
Origin: Western Polynesia, Tonga
Period/Date: First half of 19th C.
Materials: Hardwood, Camphor?
Description: This war club has a generous leaf blade with serrated cutting edges. The sides of the striking edges are complete and not reduced or broken from impacts. There is prominent wood grain. One side of the club has a more textured surface with some hairline cracks. Old chip on top corner of blade and to left corner of raised ridge at center.
Dimensions: Length 40.5”, Width 8 5/8”