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