Indonesia & Philippines
Early Fijian Sali War Club
Origin: Fiji Islands
Date: Late 19 - early 20C.
The Sali is a long and heavy war club from the Fiji Islands. The Sali is carved from the stem of a local extremely hard tree with a short side branch that makes the fork like head of the club.
The Sali club offered here is an early exemplar. The wide side of the head is carved in a checkered pattern.
The wide side of the head is 13 inches long, inches wide. The side branch is 4 inches long. Total length 39 inches. Weight 1.5 Kg. Very good condition. Good dark shining age patina. Vewry minor hardly noticed wood chips.
L. A. D. Montague, “Weapons and Implements of Savage Races” 1921 Pages 90-92
Anthony JP Meyer “Oceanic Art” page 473 Fig 546
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