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Posted 5 years ago

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vetraio50
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Punu is the term used these days to describe wooden tourist wares that are sold by indigenous Australians. This one was a market purchase a few years back. It is probably made from Mulga as the reverse flat surface has been nicely ground.

I think this one will return. The shape is right.
But I have never been inclined to throw it away.

I was particularly impressed with the Rarrk decoration on the painted black surface. It’s a fairly good example of modern ‘X-Ray Art’ or 'Rarrk'.

The fine-line cross-hatching on this boomerang gives a powerful presentation of a local water reptile. The artist uses the hair-like bristles found inside the stem of a reed to painstakingly paint the rarrk's fine detail. The rarrk is a unique feature of Kunwinjku Aboriginal art. It was originally traditional ceremonial painting, and today the Kunwinjku artists use rarrk to signify these traditions.
http://www.kunwinjku-aboriginal-art.com

X-ray art has been painted by Aboriginal people for countless generations. The origins of this ancient Australian art are in the Aboriginal rock art which was painted by the very first people in this country thousands of years ago.

“Aboriginal x-ray art is a traditional style used by the people of Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory of Australia to depict local animals and stories. Many of the animals are painted showing some anatomical features, that is, painted in x-ray.?X-ray art shows the artist's relationship with, and knowledge of, his country and its inhabitants. The delicate presentation of bone structures and internal organs gives the picture a three-dimensional effect.” (ibidem)

I've put it with my Reconciliation badge worn by participants in the Corroboree 2000 'Sorry' Sydney Harbour Bridge Walk, 28th May, 2000.

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    You are most gracious and kind as always Sean! How are things going?
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks Kerry10456!
  3. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 years ago
    Your welcome mate. Love the "Down Under" pieces. We don't get to see many here in the "Midwest"
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks bratjdd!
  5. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
    You could go on a real "killing" spree with the boomerang collection that you have. Do you have them on the wall? Lovely as always V
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Hi Amber. i'm not allowed to put these up. I have some other items in a big German vase with my Irish clubs and an umbrella or two! I too have to hide stuff.
  7. Justanovice Justanovice, 5 years ago
    I know the feeling about having to hide stuff! Not such understanding partners when every crevice is full! Again, great information for those of us who live on the other side of the world.
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Hi Sean! Sunday morning begins well!
    Many thanks to those I've missed overnight:
    to Phil, Manikin and Justanovice many thanks again!
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Off to the markets in a few minutes, mate! Just finishing off the emails.
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    "vetrioa50" No more vitriol from you young mate!
    I won't tell you what Troia means in Italian!
    Too rude!
  11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    You too? I deleted three times, I was on the floor LMAO! Ended up doing it with my toes!
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    I just found the other boomerang I was looking for down there , too!
  13. Slave-to-glass Slave-to-glass, 5 years ago
    Oh there was a collection of them at my Vinnie's last week..they were mounted in a frame... there were other items in it besides boomerangs though...should have grabbed them maybe?
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Hi Slave! I only have two of these. The other one comes tomorrow. I've noted that Vinnies has found Pinterest. They re-pinned a picture of my marble abstract sculpture the other day.
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/54043-mystery-marble-statue
    They are watching!
  15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks inky!
  16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Apologies to you and thanks musikchoo!
  17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks austro!
  18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks Tonino!
  19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks cwork!
  20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks musikchoo!

    Happy New Year to you and Yours!
  21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks bratjdd!
  22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks ttomtucker!
  23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks mustangT!
  24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Keep your eyes peeled for this, Amber!
  25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks MANIKIN!
  26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks for the loves TOM31675!
  27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks AGHCOLLECT!
  28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks TOOLATE2!
  29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks for the love GARGOUILLECOLLECTEUR!
  30. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks VALENTINO!
  31. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks SEAN 'n HO2CULTCHA too!
  32. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 years ago
    Love all you boomerangs V. Your so lucky living in Australia.
  33. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks VINTAGEFRAN!
  34. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks AGHCOLLECT!
  35. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks ROYCROFTBOOKSFROMME, TREY & NUTSABOTAS too !!!!!!!
  36. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks RADEGRUNDER !!!! !!!!
  37. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks WINDWALKER !!! !!!! !!!

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