Massive Fiji Islands Rootstock Club, Republic of the Fiji Islands
length 45in (114cm)
vunikau, the long cylindrical shaft with incised zigzag design on the handle and original, fancy binding, leading to a gnarled, natural club head; fine varied reddish brown patina.
Provenance: George Wharton James
James (1858-1923) was a prolific popular lecturer and journalist, writing more than 40 books and many articles and pamphletes on California and the American Southwest.
Cf. Kaeppler (2010: figs. 114 - 116)