Woomera (Spear Thrower) from Northern West Australia

Item TB22 - $145 

This Item sold for $145

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This Woomera spear thrower was made by Aborigines in the tropical north of Western Australia in the first half of the 20th Century. This example is strong and attractive and made out of a very light weight wood. It is one of the largest woomeras I have ever seen. It is complete with a wooden peg attachment held in place with spinifex grass resin. The body has a lens shaped cross section with a maximum aspect ratio (width to thickness) of about 6/1. The body has a rough finish and is covered with red ochre. It has emu tracks painted with black and white paint along the entire length. Length = 105 cm. Weight = 172 gm

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