TURZART TRIBAL

ABORIGINAL ART

One Hooked Wilki Boomerang (AB033)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karlie Fighting Boomerangs

(AB008, AB009, AB010)

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Hard wood, good display aged patina; mid 20th century.

 

Length: 69 cm (27 inches)

Width (hook part): 28 cm (11 inches)

Width (average): 5.5 cm (2 inches)

 

Fighting & beautifully fluted ceremonial object from the South East Kimberley region. Its subtle curve follows the natural grain of the wood, a design feature that added strength to the implement. Geometric patterns in Aboriginal art carry deeper meanings: designs and motifs may allude to ritual art forms or to aspects and activities of the ancestral beings who formed the features of the landscape during the Dreaming.

 

Black, R. ‘Old and New Australian Aboriginal Art’, (1964: 79).

Jones, P. ‘Boomerang: Behind an Australian Icon’, (2004: 18).

Kjellgren, E. ‘Oceania: Art of the Pacific Islands in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’, (2007: 147).

 

Private Australian collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hard wood, ochres; good display of patina; mid 20th century.

 

Length: 69 cm (27 inches)

Width (average): 5.5 cm (2 inches);

 

Finely fluted fighting & ceremonial clap sticks from the Kimberley & Central Desert.  Their subtle curve follow the natural grain of the wood, a design feature that added strength to the implement.

 

Black, R. ‘Old and New Australian Aboriginal Art’, (1964: 79).

​Jones, P. ‘Boomerang: Behind an Australian Icon’, (2004: 18).

 

Private Australian collection.

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