Hand Painted Boomerang

These Boomerangs have been painted by the Warlukurlangu Artists.  Warlukurlangu means ‘belonging to fire’ in the local language, Warlpiri, and is named after a fire dreaming site west of Yuendumu in Central Australia. boomerang is a thrown tool, typically constructed as a flat air-foil, that is designed to spin about an axis perpendicular to the direction of its flight. A returning boomerang is designed to return to the thrower. It is well known as a weapon used by some Aboriginal Australian peoples for hunting.

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