Hunting Boomerang by Terrence Clyne
Title: Hunting Boomerang
Artist: Terrence Clyne
Hunting boomerangs are known as Central Desert throw sticks. These throw sticks are non returning boomerang and attracts names such as, Swan Neck, Beck or Number 7.
These unusual throw sticks were used for fighting, ceremonial purposes and sometimes for hunting Emus. The Aboriginal hunter would dress up in a grass suit and hold the throw stick up to simulate the neck, head and beak of an Emu. This camouflage allowed an Aborigine to get closer to the Emu so that the large bird could be speared. Most of the Swan Neck throw sticks that are sold are larger than this one and are covered with red ochre because they were used for ceremonial purposes.
This is a beautiful hand crafted piece that will display well. It has been made from Mulga wood.
If you would like to know more about Hunting Boomerang and the relationship with Aboriginal Art and culture, please read the following articles: