The Australian Aboriginal Art
Carvings Gallery

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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

Australian Aboriginal boomerang
KD66 boomerang
Central Desert

27"
long

Australian Aboriginal woomera spearthrower
k171 woomera
Central Desert

29 3/4"
long

Australian Aboriginal woomera spearthrower

KD67 woomera
Central Desert

33"
long


Australian Aboriginal emu caller

K084 Emu Caller
31" x 2" across

 

 

Australian Aboriginal didjeridu
K124 Pintupi
Didjeridu 48"


 

Australian Aboriginal didjeridu
KB71 Didjeridu
62"

 

Australian Aboriginal dance sword
KC19 Dance WandQueensland 48"

 


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