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Old 12th October 2020, 07:06 PM   #1
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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!
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Old 13th October 2020, 11:00 AM   #2
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Hi
Interesting item
I was wondering what age would you put on this club
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Old 13th October 2020, 11:52 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 13th October 2020, 05:50 PM   #4
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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?

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Old 13th October 2020, 06:35 PM   #5
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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.
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I really like these Macana clubs, here a picture from this thread: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...light=amazonian
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Old 16th October 2020, 09:15 AM   #7
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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

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

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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

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


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