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T. Koch 12th October 2020 07:06 PM

Macana block-type club
 
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Hello friends,

Sharing some pictures of my Guyana club (aputu) previosly in the Reubens collection. I am not really sure that the binding is as old as the club.

I really like the inherent elegance of these small, yet dense, and I am sure, very useful clubs.

Please feel free to share pictures of any other aputus out there!

Kmaddock 13th October 2020 11:00 AM

Hi
Interesting item
I was wondering what age would you put on this club
Regards
Ken

colin henshaw 13th October 2020 11:52 AM

Nice macana. Reuben was a good friend of mine, sadly now passed away.

Yes, the binding is likely a later replacement, the original would be usually of a thin, soft cotton.

T. Koch 13th October 2020 05:50 PM

Thanks guys!

Ken, clubs (or Guyana for that matter) is not my main expertise, so I dont feel confident putting an age on It. Although the patina (on the wood) seems good.

Thanks Colin! That is also what I suspected from looking at pictures of museum examples and from readiing the article "The aputu - analysis of a war club form distinctive to The Guianas". The string on this one looks like it has been there for some time, though. I am curious to know how these clubs were carved and what kind of tools were used?

Cheers, Thor

Tim Simmons 13th October 2020 06:35 PM

You will not be happy and you want to send it to me ;) I see no reason why it is not an an antique is the truest sense 100 year old. Not the easiest thing to find. would go nicely with my Guiana clubs.

Sajen 15th October 2020 09:09 PM

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I really like these Macana clubs, here a picture from this thread: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...light=amazonian

T. Koch 16th October 2020 09:15 AM

Thanks Sajen!

I've been through all threads on Guyana clubs on here and the pictures from that collection are just insane to say the least :eek:

Edit: Come to think, perhaps they are rare, because that guy has collected them all! :D

Sajen 17th October 2020 01:47 PM

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Originally Posted by T. Koch
Thanks Sajen!

I've been through all threads on Guyana clubs on here and the pictures from that collection are just insane to say the least :eek:

Edit: Come to think, perhaps they are rare, because that guy has collected them all! :D


Agree with you Thor, an outstanding collection of this type of clubs! :cool:


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