Club "afui" or "alafolo"
Solomon Islands - Malaita
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|H: 34.4 inch||1400 EUR / 2500 EUR|
wood, shiny black patina, remains of pigments, shaft lense-shaped in cross-section, beating area on both sides carved with nose-like projections, fine incised decor, min. dam., small missing parts, base. The nose-shaped ridges "ako'akona" give the clubs the appearance of a highly stylized face, according they are recognized as "anthropomorphic" clubs. They are used in battle, an enemy is struck "with the edges of the club not the noses".