Known collectively aspunu, the carvings ofAnangu(Central and Western Desert Aboriginal people) have their beginnings in theTjukurpawhen the Creation Ancestors fashioned the first weapons and tools, setting down the laws and conventions of their design.
The Central and Western Desertkalior boomerang is a non-returning one and usually crafted fromwanari, mulga wood. It is used for hunting and fighting and in pairs as a percussive instrument forinmaor ceremony. Size and shape differ according to the individual craftsman.
“Watingku pungkula tjilpirpungkula kutjarara irira, ayi – mira mira wirura mulapa.” Anangu wati tjilpi
‘A man strikes and splits the wood in two, trims it back, exclaiming with pride – paying close attention to his expert crafting.’ Senior Aboriginal man
Kintharri Alan Parmbuk, Didgeridoo, Wadeye Men's Shed
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This eucalypt and hand painted acrylic didgeridoo (120 x 10cm) is made by Wadeye Men's Shed artist Kintharri Alan Parmbuk.
The Wadeye Men's Shed is supported by Thamarrurr Development Corporation and provides a safe place to engage men in art, craft and other cultural activities. Purchasing this product puts money back into the hands of the artists and helps support the longevity of this important program.
Thamarrurr Development Corporation Ltd is a not-for-profit corporate entity owned by members of the Wangka, Lirrga and Tjanpa peoples. It has been established by the 20 clans of the Thamarrurr Region, to represent them in relation to business, socio-economic development, employment and training.