A Vanuatu warclub from Melanesia

500.00

Vanuatu was first inhabited by Malenesian people. They used several types of warclubs to strike rival tribes and European conquerers.

This example dates from the 19th century and has a fine smooth glossy patina all over.

Materials: Red hardwood.

Status: Available

An elegant Vanuatu warclub, 19th century

500.00

Description

An elegant war club from Vanutau (Malenesia). Good old warclubs from Vanuatu are hard to find these days. This example dates from the 19th century and gained an excellent patina through the years. The shape is simple, yet elegant. The shaft has a barely visable curve on the bottom with a knob to maintain grip. The club is tapering towards the end and has a straight flat surface.

There are numerous different club styles from Vanuatu. Many Vanuatu clubs have a distinctive pommel at the bottom like this example.

An elegant Vanuatu warclub, 19th century

Condition: Very good, a small chip off the pommel and some superficial scratches due to it’s age.

Provenance: French private collection

Dimensions:
Length: 80.7cm
Thickness at widest point: 5cm
Thickness at smallest point: 2.4cm

An elegant Vanuatu warclub, 19th century

 

An elegant Vanuatu warclub, 19th century

 

An elegant Vanuatu warclub, 19th century

 

An elegant Vanuatu warclub, 19th century

 

 

 

An elegant Vanuatu warclub, 19th century

 

An elegant Vanuatu warclub, 19th century

 

An elegant Vanuatu warclub, 19th century

 

An elegant Vanuatu warclub, 19th century

 

An elegant Vanuatu warclub, 19th century

 

An elegant Vanuatu warclub, 19th century

 

An elegant Vanuatu warclub, 19th century

 

An elegant Vanuatu warclub, 19th century

 

An elegant Vanuatu warclub, 19th century

 

An elegant Vanuatu warclub, 19th century

 

An elegant Vanuatu warclub, 19th century

An elegant Vanuatu warclub, 19th century

Copyright by Peter Andeweg – 2020

 

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