EXEMPLARY 19TH C. STONE CUT "COOPERS CREEK" BOOMERANG CLUB
Description: As with most pieces, there is no substitute for actually holding this long, heavy and beautiful boomerang in your hands. It is stone cut and dates to the 19th century and has a gentle curvature featuring incised symbols on its face which are interspersed with two double lines which likely represent Kangaroo or Emu tracks. What's makes this example so exceptional is its excellent condition and enormous size. Other than normal wear and use it has no cracks, damage or restoration which is amazing for a piece this old. Boomerangs of this size are rare and very sought after. This example measures almost an inch thick in the center and is carved from a reddish-brown hardwood and is just under two pounds in weight which would have made it a very effective throwing or striking weapon! The surface is very worn yet its designs and the fluting are still present. It has acquired a dark varied patina from age and use. Boomerangs of this age and quality are seldom seen for sale. This one comes with a custom metal display (stand not pictured).
Dimensions: Height 37" (94 cm), Width 2.75" (7 cm), Thickness 7/8" (2.3 cm)
VERY WORN SURFACE WITH HEAVY PATINATION