Ceremonial club

Oversized bowai, a ceremonial club. Bowai are tapering two handed clubs which were very popular on Fiji. The oversized versions have no practical use, and must instead have fulfilled some kind of ceremonial purpose, such as display and exchange at festivals.

Object Summary

Museum Number 51/1916/5
Simple Name club
Full Name ceremonial pole club
Common Name ceremonial club
Production country Fiji
Material wood
Collection class Religion and magic
Collection continent Pacific
Collection area/region POLYN
Production continent Oceania
Production year high 1916
Function name weapon