Club

Production date
1985
Country
Papua New Guinea
State/Province
East New Britain
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Description
Wooden club with pineapple notched design at one end and a spherical lance representation at the other end.
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander club
Measurements
L1177 x W94 mm
Media/Materials description
Wood
History and use
Utilising methodial workmanship, this war club, known as karingring, is a product of the Sulka. Carved into a pineapple shape at the head of the club, there can up to eight rows of knobs, arranged so that one row of knobs is always situated between the intervals. At the opposing end is the conical spear point which is found on most Sulka clubs.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
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E14541

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