Kanak Bird Head Club-New Caledonia-Oceanic Art
To refer to this classic New Caledonia club as a bird head type seems an injustice. The head is so massive it seems fashioned not after a bird but a pterodactyl. It has a wonderful aged brown patina, a tapa binding around the grip and a bushy tuft of fiber decoration. The club comes from a Vermont collection, dates to the late 19th/early 20th century, stands 32 ½” (82.5 cm) in height.