Fijian. <em>Rootstock Club (Vunikau)</em>, 19th century. Wood, 44 x 4 x 3 1/2in. (111.8 x 10.2 x 8.9cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X1030. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, x1030_bw.jpg)

Rootstock Club (Vunikau)


Medium: Wood

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 44 x 4 x 3 1/2in. (111.8 x 10.2 x 8.9cm)


Accession Number: X1030

Image: x1030_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Club is a cylindrical shaft with the head formed by the rootstalk of a shrub/tree. Repetitive geometric zigzag patternings on top 14" (nubs from root removal plain) and bottom 10 1/2" of club. Condition: Two holes in bottom from previous mount (?). Some wood loss on bottom. Some cracking and surface dirt.

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