Lot: 9

War club

New Caledonia, Kanak

Provenance Size Hammer price
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden L: 29.7 inch sold

hardwood, white pigment, plant fibre, animal hair, blue cotton fabric, rest. (disc-shaped beating edge) It is noteworthy that the particularly elaborate decorative accessory is largely preserved on this club. In addition to four-armed structures made of fine plant fibre mesh, there are thin braided ribbons that look like wool threads at first glance due to the integrated fluffy fibres (couscous).

Newton, Douglas (ed.), Arts of the South Seas, The Collection of the Musée Barbier-Mueller, Munich, London, New York 1999, p. 305, ill. 13