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Club patu paraoa

Club patu paraoa

Place: New Zealand
Category: War

whalebone, plant fibre, New Zealand, l. 46 cm, w. 8 cm, Inv. Oz 276

Humphrey No. 338 (?): ‘a patapatoo or War Bludgeon of New Zealand, made of the bone of some large Marine animal.’

Flat whalebone club, hole drilled through at the grip end with twisted cord drawn through it. Markus Schindlbeck