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A private gallery in San Francisco featuring Asian and Tribal Art, ethnographic jewelry and textiles.
Tribal art, Oceanic art, ethnic jewelry, Southeast Asian art, tribal shields, Indonesian, art, New Guinea art, Indian gold, Polynesian clubs, Nepal tribal art, tribal textiles, Southwest Chinese art, Moroccan textiles, Pyu gold, Ainu textiles, Yi objects, ancient gold, Inuit art, Paiwan, ancient beads, Nepal mask, tribal figures
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Australian Aboriginal Boomerang

Aboriginal people, Western Queensland, Australia

Early 20th century
Carved wood with pigment
3 1/4" (w) x 59" (l) x 1/4" (d)
This boomerang is far too lengthy to be thrown. Instead, it would have been used primarily as a weapon in hand-to-hand combat - yet, like almost all objects in Aboriginal culture, it had a great number of other purposes. It may have been used as a digging stick, for fire-making, for clearing grasses and soil to prepare camp sites, or perhaps for ceremonial purposes.
Price on request.
Inventory no. 6605