Northern Coast Woomera
Australian woomera from the northern coast, used by the Gnanji and Umbaia tribes.
I originally found the description of this style at http://www.sacred-texts.com/aus/ntna/ntna14.htm, but wan't going to put it up. But then I found this image of it in Wurley and Wommera by Janet Mathews and decided it was fate.
Dowel, 1/2" x 36"
Dowel, 1/4" x 1"
Hair/Fur/String for Tassel
- Round off one end of the 1/4" dowel.
- Put a ball of resin/putty on the end of the shaft and push the 1/4" dowel into it at a 30 degree angle. Let it harden.
- Wrap the hair/fur/string around the handle end and coat it with the resin/water putty. Let harden.
Image from the Smithsonian Collection, courtesy of Margie and Frank
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