Ball-Headed "Rootstalk" Club, Fiji Islands
length 42 1/2in (108cm)
English Private Collection
Craig Finch & Co, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner
A Fijian warrior chose a club that suited his stature and natural movements and he used different weapons for different purposes. The vūnikau was used to strike and crush the opponent. It is interesting to note the contrast in the terrifying destruction of such an implement with its natural beauty.