Central Desert Left Handed Throwstick

Item RC03  

This Item was Sold for $225

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This type of stone tooled Aboriginal throwstick was used by Aboriginal groups throughout Central Australia. This Aboriginal throwstick is from the South Central Desert of Australia. It was made out of Mulga wood in the 1940s for a left handed thrower. It is slightly smaller than the average throwstick that comes from this region. There is no damage other than the occasional loss of grain through splintering during construction, as expected for these utilitarian artifacts. These were used for hunting, fighting, digging and for many ceremonial purposes. Used properly one of these could easily fell an emu from 40-60 metres. This one was probably made in the mid 20th Century. Length = 49 cm. Weight = 265 gm.

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