Aboriginal Hunting Boomerang from the Central Desert

Item TB354      

This Item was Sold on 23 April 2015 for $111

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This Aboriginal hunting boomerang, or throwstick, was made by Australian Aborigines in the first half of the 20th Century. The wood is Desert Mulga, a tough Gum hardwood that grows in the Desert. The tips and elbow have the characteristic blonde coloration of desert Mulga and the wood has darkened considerably with age. Both surfaces are scraped smooth, but many steel file marks are visible, especially on the lower surface. This is the real thing, a functional long range hunting boomerang with the proper twist and airfoiling. This boomerang is in very nice condition with no dings or cracks.

Length = 66 cm ; Weight = 294 gm

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