Australia's best Aboriginal returning boomerang | Coatarang Design | left or right handed throwing | 18 inches wide
This is Australia's best returning boomerang, made by the world-famous boomerang maker and Aboriginal Elder, Joe Ian Skeen Senior, with his son Josh Skeen.
These unique handmade "Coatarang" returning boomerangs are our best coloured and second largest artistic returning boomerangs. They are fatter in the middle (like a coat hanger) when compared to our regular returning boomerangs and contain more art work.
We provide a 2-page sheet of written instructions for both left and right-handed throwers, describing how to hold and throw your boomerang, and also how to manage the wind when throwing.
Size, were made and painting
They are available in one size (18” wide) and of course we cater for left or right-handed throwers.
All boomerangs are made at the Skeen family farm some 40 kilometres west of Brisbane, Australia.
Joe, his son Josh and other members of their family all paint traditional Aboriginal designs on this Coatarang range of returning boomerangs.
Our Coatarang returning boomerangs are handmade by Joseph Ian Skeen, an 84-year-old Aboriginal Elder, with assistance from his son Josh Skeen and other family members. Josh works alongside his father most days and represents the 4th generation of Skeen boomerang makers.
Joe is widely acknowledged as the best and most experienced maker of Aboriginal boomerangs in Australia and his son Josh has been working with his father for over 40 years.
Background of Joe and Josh Skeen
Joe Skeen is a Kuku-Thaypan elder and third generation Aboriginal artefact maker.
He was a little boy when his parents were removed from their traditional homelands and sent to the Palm Island Aboriginal Reserve in North Queensland.
In the early 1940`s they were moved again to Cherbourg in South East Queensland. Joe Snr. would often accompany his father when he was hired out to local farmers to work, mostly at cane cutting.
It was then that his father taught him how to identify black wattle roots and how to fashion those roots into boomerangs.
Among the many people that bought his father’s boomerangs were American servicemen.
He still continues his family traditional and makes a variety of different boomerangs including returning, and the non-returning hooked, killer and hunting style boomerangs.
The specific tribal background about Joe Skeen is as follows:
Tribe: Birri Gubba - in the
Bowen area of North Queensland
Maternal: Kuku-Thaipan - North Queensland
Left or Right-Handed Throwers
We cater for left and right-handed throwers and it does make a real difference to your enjoyment.
If you are left-handed, you will find it much easier to throw a left-handed designed boomerang.
The left-handed boomerangs are designed to spin and circle in the opposite direction to the right-handed boomerang.
All our returning handmade boomerangs come in both versions so please make sure you select your dominant hand throwing version.
|Size||18 " wide|