A San Cristobal parrying Club SOLD
A parrying Club,"Roromaraugi" the tapering point supporting a crouching figure with arched coiffure, below a slender shaft and flaring sickle-shaped blade with pointed heel spur. This club-shield is known as a "roromaraugi", It had a defensive role in deflecting light spears and arrows with its primary function being reserved for more ceremonial use. The figure with elongated face and curved headdress is believed to have been a guardian spirit who reigned over men.
San Cristobal, Solomon Islands 19th - 20th Century