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Carved of Casuarina wood decorated with orchid root fibres, pitch and with a shaped head of Baler shell
Size: 89.5cm long – 35¼ ins long
Spears are used throughout Australia and vary from simple pointed sticks to spears with elaborate points. Spear throwers add another extra point to the arm and thus greatly increase the velocity of the spear thrown as well as making the throw more powerful and accurate. Each tribal area of Australia had its own design for their artefacts making it possible to pinpoint with accuracy their original place of production.