Hooked hunting boomerang - black wattle timber
Individually hand-crafted from the Black Wattle tree, these beautiful hand made hooked hunting boomerangs are a collector’s item.
Black wattle timber is very hard to find and these returning boomerangs are handmade by a master craftsman.
These traditionally made hooked hunting boomerangs are made by 81 year 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 roots 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 boomerang maker!
This is a authentic traditional hunting comeback boomerang and is meant to return to the thrower.
According to Joe Skeen it was mainly used to scare game like ducks and kangaroos or emus, and make the animals move in a certain direction where hunters would use spears and killer hunting boomerangs to kill animals for food.
Size: 24- 28 inches width
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 boomerang is sure to impress. The perfect flatness for posting or slipping into your suitcase as a little piece of Aussie culture.
- 100% Australian made
- Made from the Black Wattle tree
Kiss the Boomerang guarantee that all products are genuine handcrafted by Australian Aboriginal people.
A extensive range of Aboriginal hand painted emu eggs, art work and pottery can be found at our sister site Kiss the Kangaroo
|Size||24-28 inches wide|