Lot n° 70
200 - 300
Carved wood,... - Lot 70 - Giquello
Carved wood, resin and fiber braid
L. 91 cm
The use of thrusters has been documented throughout the different regions of Australia since time immemorial. As teenagers, each Aboriginal makes his or her own thruster, the myths, techniques and practices associated with these tools being handed down from generation to generation.
Mainly designed for spear-throwing, the spear-thrower's artificial extension of the arm provides faster propulsion and optimizes the power of the projectile's impact. The thrower grasps the shaft of the thruster and places the end of the spear shaft in the small peg, positioning the assembly backwards over the shoulder to throw the weapon at its target.
These thrusters were used for hunting and, in the past, for fighting between communities.
A label indicating inventory number 963 is visible on the handle.
RAS, consistent with use and age
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