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)
Material: Australian black wattle timber
Artist: Joe Ian Skeen Senior
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
- Certificate of authenticity supplied
We guarantee that all our clap sticks are hand crafted by Australian Aboriginal people.
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