Antique tribal Oceanic club from Vanuatu or New Hebrides staff c1880ff. This rare staff has a rope twist base and a band of incised alternation triangles under its top carved decoration. Measures 39 inches long. Deep rich original dark brown patina, excellent condition. If you wish to browse our entire available inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also offer a consultation service AntiquesConsultant.com, ... as well as an online price guide at TheBestAntiquesPriceGuide.com. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut please add the CT state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes, tariffs or customs that might apply.
Fiji Islands chiefs war club made from root stock. Fine example for collectors of oceania. Only chiefs of substantial wealth could own large root clubs with decoration. This club measures 44 inches long and has a spiraling band of incised alternation triangles. It retains its varied fine deep brown old patina. Some age cracks Please see Fijian Weapons and Warfare by Clunie for related clubs. You can visit the Fijian Museums website at http://www.fijimuseum.org.fj/fijimuseum.htm This item is on display in our gallery at OLD SAYBROOK ANTIQUES CENTER and can be seen by visiting 756 MIDDLESEX AVE OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475. Open Daily 10am-4pm www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
This head is Kiganda. This is tricky: the tribe is Buganda; their name for people and things is Kiganda; an individual is a Muganda; and their language is Luganda. One can understand why they are now simply referred to as Ganda. The Ganda are the most important ethnic group in Uganda (a country in East Africa). The head is of mvuli wood but it is not a traditional carving. We would hesitate to call it a Ganda head although it was certainly made by someone from Uganda probably around 1950 or so. The head measures 7 and one half inches high by 5 and one half inches long by 2 and three quarter inches wide.