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Parahu

human history
  • Other Name

    War Club (English)

  • Description

    Parahu. War club. This war club is carved from ra'au (hardwood) into a long cylindrical to'o (shaft) that tapers from a flat spatulate head. An area of the grip bound with finely braided nape (coconut sinnet) incorporated with tufts of black curly locks of human hair. The grip flares slightly to the butt which is convex and ovoid in section. The 'U'u is brown in colour with some patina visible.

  • Place
  • Accession Date
    1924
  • Other Id

    14493 (ethnology)

    C2 (Edge-Partington)

    55339 (Number on object)

  • Department
club, 14493, C2, 55339, Photographed by Richard Ng, digital,… … Read more

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