Sunday, August 26, 2018

Fiji: Traditional weapons

Fijian War clubs were the most cherished weapon of the Fijian warrior. Different clubs were for different fighting scenarios. Some Fijian War clubs were for fighting in the jungle while others for grasslands. Many clubs were also status items and were only owned by chiefs or priests.Fijian War clubs with large amounts of mana were sometimes placed in a temple to the gods of war. They became ritual objects in funerary rites and certain craft ceremonies.
Stamps on postcard:
Christmas on Fiji, issued on 5.12.2016.
Navatanitawake, from set Traditional Houses, issued on 20.3.2007.

Thank you Wolfgang for this beautiful postcard!

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