Vintage Oungoun Stone War Club ~ Samo Tribe ~ Papua New Guinea
\Antique Oungoun stone club made and used by the native people of the Western Province of Papua New Guinea. Heavy stone head attached to long slightly bent handle with wooden head via woven beaten reeds. Primitive in construction with a substantial weight this is a rare stone club from New Guinea.
This was part of a collection from the estate of Dr Dan Shaw, CA.
Dan Shaw, an American missionary-linguist-anthropologist affiliated with both the APCM and the Summer Institute of Linguistics. Dr Dan Shaw and his family lived with the Samo from 1970 until 1982, learned their language and did translation work. Dan was initiated as a Samo in 1973 and even though he and his family returned to California in 1982, he is still considered as a Samo brother.
A great rare piece of functional documentation of Papua New Guinea history.
Stone club measures 24.5" long by 2" diameter by 10" wide and weighs 1lb 13oz. The stone head measures just over 8" long.
In nice condition with some signs of use commensurate with age (please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description).
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