A Superb Old New Guinea Angu Club Merawaka Area Eastern Highlands Papua New Guinea
A Superb Old New Guinea Angu Club Merawaka Area Eastern Highlands Papua New Guinea Dating from the late 19th Century
This rare & beautiful old Club is from the Angu People who are also known as the Kukukuku who live in the remote Eastern Highlands Provenance of Papua New Guinea. The Angu like many mountain people are of small stature but they had a reputation as some of the fiercest warriors in all of New Guinea. They wore long bark cloth cloaks that often their clubs were hidden under.
This elegant form of Club was used for close warfare to get around the side of the opponent’s shield. There are traces of ochre decorations on the head of the club & the whole club has a dark warm patina from long use over generations. Clubs & Shields were family heirlooms and each carried the history of h the battles fought with the club. I had the chance to stay with Angu People in this area on several trips to the Eastern Highlands Province from 1985-1986. I took the two photos of the Anga Warrior with his Shield & Club in Goroka in 1986 . I have two superb old Anga Shields also listed on my website
Provenance: Old Collection Australia and The Todd Barlin Collection of New Guinea Oceanic Art
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