Sulka Club-New Britain-Oceanic Tribal Art
South Pacific weapons are not always all about obvious fear and menace. This club from New Britain, probably Sulka people, has a simple and minimalist aesthetic getting its power literally from the physics of its carefully calculated design. The momentum created by its swing would be devastating. It’s like a Brancusi sculpture that can be swung at your enemies…This one too comes from the Joe Salamanca Collection, dates to the 19th century, stands 51 1/8” (129.8 cm) in height.