Coloured Design Hooked hunting boomerang - black wattle timber
Individually hand-crafted from the Australian Black Wattle tree, this unique beautiful handmade Aboriginal hooked hunting boomerang is a collector’s item.
Black wattle timber is very hard to find and this boomerang is handmade by a master craftsman, 81 years old Aboriginal Elder, Joe Skeen Snr, whose late father, William Skeen, taught him this tradition as a young boy.
Joe Skeen and his family spend many days along river banks looking for the right shaped black wattle timber that Joe can shape in the traditional manner that he was taught over 70 years ago.
Joe Skeen is a Kuku-Thaypan elder and third generation Aboriginal artifact maker.
The hook boomerang is designed to curve very slightly when thrown. This allows it to stay in the air long enough to cover a large distance. People used these large boomerangs to hunt birds, kangaroos and emus.
This is a traditional hunting and killing boomerang. It is meant to travel in the
direction thrown and not return to the thrower.
Non-returning boomerangs are larger and heavier than the returning boomerangs and have a hook shape.
Size: 24 inches long
Tribe: Birri Gubba - in the Bowen area of North Queensland
Maternal: Kuku-Thaipan - North Queensland
Made: Queensland, Australia
If you are looking for an iconic gift from Australia, then this hunting hook boomerang is sure to impress. The perfect flatness for posting or slipping into your suitcase as a little piece of Aussie culture.
- Made from Australian black wattle native timber
- 100% Australian made
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