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Old 23rd March 2015, 04:41 PM   #1
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Default Two polynesian (?) clubs

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Can you point me to the origin of these clubs? Bought them as "polynesian", but I don't know anything else about them. Couldn't find any comparable exemplars yet. Lenght: 79 and 82,5 cm, respectively.

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Old 23rd March 2015, 05:10 PM   #2
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These are African implements used in weaving, not clubs unfortunately.
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Thank you! Do you have any examples? What are they called, where exactly are they used?
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Old 23rd March 2015, 06:50 PM   #4
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As far as I can see they are called "beater-in". Here are some extracts from the book "Studies in Primitive Looms" by H. Ling Roth, reprint 1977. They seem to have been a universal form - the last drawing is of a Borneo loom.

If you look at the edge of the wood, you might see numerous small indentations, where they hit the threads.

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Thank you very much!
Fortunately, I bought these two pieces together with an Australian club which was the piece I was primarily interested in, so I didn't waste much money.
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Old 23rd March 2015, 07:11 PM   #6
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Please post the Australian club, I like Aboriginal stuff !
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Old 24th March 2015, 02:09 PM   #7
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Hi Colin, sure, here it is!
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A good club Peter, thanks for posting. From Queensland area ?
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Yes, North Queensland.
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