This Item Sold on 31 January 2008
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This hardwood club is from the Central Desert region of Australia. Rather plain and with a thick cross section. The wood is probably Mulga. This is a good example of typical Aboriginal craftsmanship from this region. The Aborigines would have used woomeras with spears to injure game and then use a heavy boomerang, or a club such as this to kill the wounded animal. there are a few minor age cracks near the tip in the vicinity of a natural knot. The grip end has a small area that is marked with a magic market or black paint. Length = 62 cm ; Weight = 538 gm
This artifact is from the estate of Dain Torguson. The family will use the proceeds resulting from the sale of this item to finish and diplay an unfinished sculpture by Dain. The sculpture will reside in a public library in Rapid City, North Dakota.