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BOOMERANG
PACIFIC ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 80.1/ 5058
Locale: WESTERN AUSTRALIA, KALUMBURU
Region: AUSTRALIA
Country: AUSTRALIA
Date: Late 20th Century A.D.
Material: WOOD, PIGMENT
Dimensions: L:55.8 W:9 H:2.5 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1966 [GIFT]
Donor: AMNH, DEPARTMENT OF MAMMALOGY
Collector: BUTLER, HARRY
Keywords: BOOMERANG
Category: WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION
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Exhibition History:
BODY ART: MARKS OF IDENTITY. AMNH, NEW YORK, NY. November 1999 - May 2000
Exhibition Label: Boomerang. Wood, pigment. 1960s–1970s. Among most Aboriginal groups, boomerangs were used for hunting. They were also used as rhythm sticks for songs and dances. The designs on this boomerang resemble body painting patterns and colors.


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