Kiakavo dance club with plaited binding around shaft.
Kiakavo dance clubs are a variant of the curved and spurred clubs which are lighter and more decorative, used for meke ni wau club dances. These communal male club dances were an important part of Fijian performance art, performed at festivals and gatherings. They are often carved from lighter softwoods and then stained with lagoon mud. The distinctive piped ridge is the decorative feature for which they are named, but they may also include coir fibre bindings, painted panels and trade beads.