Maori Hand Club or Fern Root Beater, New Zealand
length 10 3/4in (27.3cm)
patu onewa or patu aruhe, finely stone-carved with a cylindrical handle, gradually flaring and flattening into lozenge form, the handle with a drilled hole for attachment; fine, smooth dark-brown patina with evidence of much use and wear.
Patricia Whithof, London
Private East Coast Collection