The Australian Aboriginal Art Carvings Gallery


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Australian Aboriginal dog carving
KA94 - 15"

CC21- 23"
Australian Aboriginal didjeridu
K084 - 31"

D289 - 25"


Musical Instruments

K124 Aboriginal art didjeridu
K124 Pintupi
Didjeridu 48"
KB71
Dijeridu
62"

Shields & Woomeras

Message board from Aboriginal Australia

D292 message stick
KA44 woomera - Pitjanjatjara - 15.5""

C209 clack sticks

Australian Aboriginal woomera
D291 message board
KA42 woomera - Uncertain - 32"
Central Desert Aboriginal vintage woomera

KA07 shield
K171 Woomera - Central Desert
K169 Message Board
D290 woomera - Central Desert

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Aboriginal Bark Painting Gallery
Australian Aboriginal dot paintings

Australian Aboriginal Art Carvings

Both the peoples of the Tiwi Islands and of the Yirrkala in the Nhulunbuy area are prodigious carvers. Birds play a major role in both belief systems. These are considered messengers from the" other world." Tiwi people carve their birds from ironwood. It is both heavy and hard, limiting the amount of detail that can be achieved. This limitation is compensated for by the very detailed painting that decorates the figure. Each tribe or clan has a unique cross-hatch pattern that is used to create negative space and represent feathers.

The Yirrkala of Nhulunbuy carve in soft woods that allow extensive incising. The wood is much lighter. A full section of the carving is painted with a solid color. Patterns are created by incising through the color to the yellowish wood.


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