Western Desert Incised Hunting Boomerang

Item CS05 

This Item was Sold on 6 July 2009 for $56

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This Western Desert hunting boomerang was collected prior to World War II by a jackaroo named Cheves "Chez" Forby. The construction is typical of Western Desert throwsticks and it has zig-zag lines incised into much of the surface on one side. The pattern looks like a map of some kind. There is a large natural flaw that runs from one side to the other, but the flaw is not near an edge, so strength is probably not compromised. There is also damage on one end, including a chip with some missing material, but this is visible primarily from the underside. Length = 66 cm ; Weight = 370 gm

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