Aboriginal Tiwi Fluted Throwing club

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 25, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
Aboriginal Tiwi Fluted Throwing club

This is a beautiful example of an Australian Aboriginal Tiwi throwing club. The Tiwi are located on Bathurst and Melville Island just off the north coast of Darwin. The throwing stick or club is considered by some a precursor to the boomerang, which was not used in all parts of the continent. It was used in warfare and in hunting and was hurled with considerable force. It is capable of breaking limbs. A stick that turned over and over in flight created a wider path of destruction and was more likely to strike a man or animal than a spear. The Tiwi clubs or short hard wood weapons used for ceremonial purposes as well as being able to be thrown with great accuracy up to 20 yards. This example was collected circa 1960's it is beautifully fluted and painted with a very simple but striking design Length 17 inches Width 1.5 inches Length 44 cm Width 3 cm

FREIGHT The purchaser is to pay the cost of shipping and handling. This item will be sent by AIRMAIL and the cost to the USA will be $22US shipping to Europe is approx 20% more expensive.

INSURANCE If required is available to most countries at a rate of $7.00US for the first $60US and a $2.00US for each additional $60US or part tof up to $2600US


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