As featured in our Destination Perth book!
Release Date: March 20, 2016 | Dimensions: 12″ W x 4.5″ H x .5″ D | Product Type: Handmade, carved and painted craft | Material(s): local wood, stain, paint | Item Model Number: TRBR003 | Recommended Age: 3 Years and Older (with supervision) | Origin: Made in Indonesia | Weight: 1.0 lbs | Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S. | International Shipping: Item can be shipped outside the U.S., quote may be adjusted based on package weight (email notice provided in these cases) | Delivery Method: USPS Flat Rate Shipping (domestic), USPS First-Class Package International Service (outside the U.S.)
About the Product
Since before Australia was settled by former Europeans and others, boomerangs were fashioned by native Aboriginal peoples to hunt and for sporting competition. They come in many shapes. The arms are carved in such a way that once it is thrown, it returns! The boomerang here is souvenir grade (for display only), small in size with a unique flying snake painting. It was carved by an Indonesian in the style of an Aboriginal artisan who’s not unlike Uwan, whom Raisa and companions meet in Destination Perth. With your purchase here, you support an ancient artform and those who practice it. Just like Raisa receives a boomerang at the end of the excursion book, so too can the special child in your life!
Boomerangs are produced by carvers and painters in the Oceanic nation of Australia. Some, like this one, are produced on neighboring islands like Indonesia. They are generally fabricated from local wood found in the region. They utilize simple tools. They are finished in a variety of ways, often with stain and an original painting. Under reasonable care, these boomerangs are heirloom quality and can be handed down from generation to generation. Commissioned or purchased fair trade. Resold responsibly.
Care and Cleaning:
Wipe clean with a moist cloth, with or without using hand soap. Do not use rinse. Do not use brushes or any other abrasive surface to clean as this can damage the painted surface.
This is a one of a kind, handmade item. No two will be exactly alike. We consider this a final sale, and you trust and accept the craftsmanship “as is.”