Hawkes, Asian Art
I have owned this fine Polynesian carved wooden club from Samoa for many years, I have always loved the way that it has remained undamaged and has avoided being over cleaned. A long time ago a former owner has fitted a hook for suspension and it is perhaps this that has preserved it so well.
The patterns on the surface are filled with lime and this inlay is mostly intact. The original fine cuts made when scribing the patterns are still visible...