CQ16 Trobriand Sword / Club


Item #                 CQ16

Description      A Trobriand Sword/Club made from Ebony with profuse carving down length of blade with the handle in the shape of a squid or cuttlefish. The sword-clubs were widespread and men carried them as an everyday item and were used generally for dances and also used as weapons for skirmish’s and brawl’s in village disputes. In pitched battles with outsiders generally spears and shields were used. See ‘Malinowski, B’ (1920) ‘War & Weapons Among the Natives of the Trobriand Islands’

Size                      72cm (28″)

Price                    USD$245

SKU: CQ16 Category: