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Kolo

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  • Other Name

    ula

    Pōvai

    Throwing club

  • Description

    Kolo. Throwing club. Pōvai (club) are the general term for club in Tonga. However, each pōvai type has a name depending on its make and use. This kolo (throwing club) is short and thick and is carved from one block of toa (iron wood). The handle is smooth, cylindrical in shape with notching around the bottom half. The club head has a decoratively carved torus shape with an unmarked semi sphere protruding from the middle.

    Kolo and other types of pōvai would have been used by men and warriors during times of warfare, this kolo was used to through at opponents and to stun and strike them down from a distance.

  • Place
  • Accession Date
    1878
  • Other Id

    11762 (ethnology)

  • Department
club, throwing, 11762, Cultural Permissions Apply

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