Gift boxed clap sticks and message stick
This is our new gift boxed authentic Australian made Aboriginal Clap sticks and message stick.
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A LARGE BOXED GIFT AND LOOKS AMAZING AND COMES WITH A COLORFUL GIFT CARD FROM EARTH GREETINGS
Your clap sticks are made by world famous Aboriginal artifact maker, 83-year-old Aboriginal elder, Joe Skeen Senior. The message stick is made by his son, Josh Skeen.
They are both nestled on a bed of wood wool (made from a farm in Tasmania), in a natural kraft cardboard box with a lid, with an accompanying gift card made from recycled paper and natural inks from Earth Greetings.
The message stick is an authentic Australian made Aboriginal message stick, handmade and hand painted by prominent Aboriginal artist and artifact maker Josh Skeen. Message sticks are a form of communication between different Aboriginal tribes. Aboriginal tradition says they were passed between different clans and language groups to establish information and transmit messages. They were often used to invite neighbouring groups to corroborees, set-fights and ball games.
Josh Skeen says they were also sometimes used like a passport granted by a tribal elder to a messenger to show other tribes as the messenger asked permission to travel across their land. Aboriginal elders from different tribes respected each other and message sticks were used like an official travelling document and the carrier was treated with respect and allowed safe passage
Australian Clap Sticks are the main traditional percussion instrument of all Aboriginal people. They are used to provide rhythmic accompaniment for song and dance. They are often used alongside two wooden boomerangs that are also clapped together in Aboriginal musical song and dance. Clap sticks consist of two sticks crafted from various woods and are often intricately decorated. The usual technique employed when using clap sticks is to clap the sticks together to create a rhythm that goes along with the song.
Our clap sticks are made from Australian black wattle timber and shaped and hand painted by 81-year-old Aboriginal Elder Joe Ian Skeen Senior in Queensland; Australia. Joe has been making clap sticks and boomerangs for over 70 years.
Dimensions: 27 cm long (10.5 inches) for clap sticks, the message stick is 38
cm (15 inches) long and 6 cm wide (2.6
inches) at one end and 5 cm (2 inches) wide at the other end, 1 cm ((0.8
Material: Australian black wattle timber
Artist: Joe Ian Skeen Senior and Josh Skeen
Tribe: Birri Gubba – in the Bowen area of North Queensland
Maternal: Kuku-Thaipan- North Queensland
Area: Queensland, Australia
Made In: Australia
Please note that no two clap sticks are the same.
The art work on the clap sticks represents traditional Aboriginal art designs
100% Australian made
100% Australian native timbers
We guarantee that all our clap sticks are hand crafted by Australian Aboriginal people.
|Size||27 cm long (10.5 inches) for clap sticks, the message stick is 38 cm (15 inches) long and 6 cm wide (2.6 inches) at one end and 5 cm (2 inches) wide at the other end, 1 cm ((0.8 inches) thick|