Malaita Supe Club

Supe Club from Malaita in the Solomon islands

Object Type: War Club

Locality: Malaita Solomon Islands.

Artist: Unknown

Circa: 1900

Height: 81 cm

Description: This grand old Supe club is the product of two superb craftsmen. The first made the club using pre-metal tools and if you look closely you can see the wavey original wooden cross does not have a straight line on it. A second later generation carver has inlaid nautilus shell when the club was no longer a weapon of war but a prestige item passed down the generations. I think it is one of the best Solomon island clubs I have ever seen with the inlay turning it from weapon into art. One side presents perfectly but the other shows slight damage to the corners.

Price: SOLD

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