This Item was Sold on 12 February
2015 for $48
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This Aboriginal hunting boomerang, or throwstick, was made by Australian Aborigines in the first half of the 20th Century. The wood is probably Desert Mulga, a tough Gum hardwood that grows in the Desert. The tips and elbow have the characteristic blonde coloration of desert Mulga and the central part of the wood has darkened considerably with age. Both surfaces are scraped smooth. The shape and airfoiling is similar to that found on hunting boomerangs sold by the Christian (Yalata) missions. However, the upper surface is decorated with incised human and animal foot prints in apattern that suggests a dance or hunt. This is very attractive and uncommon for this region of Australia. This boomerang is in excellent condition. Very nice!