Hooked hunting boomerangs - 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 hook boomerangs are handmade by a master craftsman.
These traditionally made hooked hunting "killer" boomerangs are made by 80 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 and killing boomerang. It is meant to travel in the direction thrown and not return to the thrower.
This type of boomerang is designed to curve slightly when thrown. This allows it to stay in the air long enough to cover a larger distance.
People used these large boomerangs to hunt birds, kangaroos and emus.
Non-returning boomerangs are larger and heavier than the returning boomerang and have a distinct hook shape.
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|