Large Aboriginal Hunting Boomerang from Western Australia

Item GL11     

This Item was Sold on 21 April 2014 for $98

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This large symmetrical hunting boomerang, or throwstick was made out of a hardwood natural elbow in Western Australia. Both the upper and lower surfaces are finely pecked with stone tools. There are also numerous fine lines etched across the blade tips. The lower surface is cambered. This is unusual for boomerangs from this region. This hunting boomerang is from the George Leavens collection. George acquired this throwstick in the 1950s when he was researching boomerangs for a photojournalism project. This throwstick is in very good condition with only minor tip abrasion..

Length = 74 cm ; Weight = 412 gm

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