Aboriginal Hunting Boomerang from the Central Desert of Australia

Item BS01    

This Item was Sold on 26 September 2016 for $150

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This hunting boomerang, or throwstick was made out of Mulga, a dense desert hardwood. It was probably made in the early to mid 20th century. The surfaces are smooth and probably finished by scraping the surfaces with metal tools after moisture was applied to the surfaces. The surfaces on both sides are covered with red ochre finish. The airfoiling is good and there is no fluting or art. I is large and in excellent condition with no cracks or edge dings and the grain of the wood runs true to the shape. This is a functional tool used by Aborigines.

Length = 78 cm ; Weight = 466 gm

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