Indonesia & Philippines
Early Fijian Ulu Throwing Club
Origin: Fiji Islands
Date: Late 19 - early 20C.
The Ulu (Ula) is a throwing club from the Fiji Islands. Also known as I Ula Tavatava. This name refers to the club with the lobbed head, to differ from I Ula Drisia which refers to the club with the ball shaped head. The Ula is carved from the stem and bulbous taproot of a local extremely hard bush.
The Ula club offered here is an early exemplar, with the ribbed head all around.
Head diameter is 4 inches. Total length 15 inches. Good condition to age. Good dark shining age patina. Several old cracks and old wood chips
L. A. D. Montague, “Weapons and Implements of Savage Races” 1921 Pages 86-88
Anthony JP Meyer “Oceanic Art” page 471 Fig 543
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