This is an exceptional Great Lakes region Woodland Native American Indian wonderfully carved root burl ball head war club from the 18th to 19th century. The war club is of the utmost craftsmanship showing a truly artistic appearance with a prominent curved design which culminates in the spherical round burl root ball head and also shows an unusual medium ridge that runs the entirety of the club which is carved from one solid piece of wood. The tomahawk shows a very distinct curved outer edge which at each point has a pierced early drilled / carved hole (one above and below the ball head along with one at the inner point of the handles end). These pierced holes would have held a drop of coup feathers and / or a beaded drop. The end of the round root ball war club head shows a black pigment mineral ocher paint covering the entire round surface which is now worn due to use and age. The outside edge and inside edge of the gripping are show a rich rasp file burned accept, a wonderful addition. At the end of the handle shows a sloped butte which shows 15 carved lines, an artful addition that could have additional meaning. The war club shows the correct patina and detailed craftsmanship to be of such an early authentic age as it is. Provenance: From the Historical Native American Artifacts and Weapons private museum collection in Paris, France. The war club was collected in England by the current owner and is from the same collection as the Great Lakes Region Woodlands Eagle Claw War Club that our company sold in our 4/30/2016 sale for $5,000. Measures overall 17.25”L x 5.5”W x 3.5” diameter head.
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