Auckland Museum - Collections Online

Predicate Object 03 Jul 1924 1924-07-03T00:00:00.000Z 1924-07-03T00:00:00.000Z 1924.139 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1924.139, 8775 Fijian 2003-06-16T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-20T21:48:02.929Z fiji warrior culture Nai Yau Vakaviti - Na Ka Mareqeti Pacific Collection Access Project Fiji 35 i Ula. Throwing club. i Ula are carved from the rootstock of a hardwood tree. It is intended as a weapon that can be gripped in the hand or thrown in short range distances at assailants. This i Ula consists of an uneven ball-shaped head and long slender adjoining handle. The head is rounded, with a small metal cog piece riveted to one side. A long vertical crack as well as a notched incised into the wood are visible at another area on the head. The handle is cylindrical in shape. Tavatava (shallow incisions) consisting of a zigzag design, are carved across the lower half of the handle in light relief. A small metal nail is hammered into the butt of the handle, centred. The i Ula is brown in colour and has a slightly glossy patina. i Ula Kitu
  • Set the Accept header to application/ld+json to get JSON-LD for this subject
  • Set the Accept header to application/json to get simple JSON representation for this subject