Fijian Culacula Club
Fijian War Club, Fijian Culacula Club with maori designs
Object Type: War Club
Locality: Fijian islands
Description: These Fijian culacula clubs were a fierce battle weapon. The spade shape head has two striking edges, each stepped cutting serrations. It’s said these edges were capable of cutting through bone and this was especially true with the related culacula club. This example has been carved by a maori carver and has decorative elements typical of Maori Weapons. It is likely that a Maori travelled to Fiji on a whaling vessel and then married and settled.