Cape York Woomera from Northern Australia

Item TB46 

This Item was Sold on 9 June 2008 for $111

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This large Woomera (spear thrower or atlatl) was made 40-60 years ago by Aborigines in the tropical north of Australia. This type of spear thrower is often used for spear fishing and is the type that Aborigines use when they hunt sea mammals or large surface fish. The knotched wooden peg is tied on one end and the binding is sealed in a tar like substance, sometimes employing resins from Spinifex grasses. The handle end has a layer of resin to improve the grip. This Cape York style woomera is in very good condition. Some of the resin seal has flaked off of the peg binding and handle as expected. This style of woomera is a very desireable collectable. Length = 81 cm ; Weight = 256 gm

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