Aboriginal Hardwood Club with Root Ball Head

Item TB163   

This Item was Sold on 20 March 2010 for $65

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This Aboriginal hardwood club was made from the base of a small desert tree. The head of the club is a nodule or burl at the interface of the root and base. This club is from a collection from Victoria, but the club probably originated in the Central Desert region of Australia. Probably made in the 1940 or 1950s. No damage. There are some stable shrinkage cracks in the burled head as expected. Root ball clubs are uncommon, but they do exist throughout the Eastern states of Australia and they were also made in Tasmania.

Length = 48 cm ; Weight = 292 gm

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