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Finely Carved Australian Aboriginal Ceremonial Spear Tip from the Tiwi Islands

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Beautifully sculpted, hand carved spear tip from the Tiwi peoples of Australia. This verified piece has a central point, arched mid-section with negative space in center, and is tapered into a shaft. It exhibits Aboriginal ochre and earthen pigments in a traditional style with lines and dots covering the tip. The palette is composed of warm colors ranging from black, chocolate brown, and tobacco red to lighter tones of yellows and creams. Excellent vintage condition and presented on an acrylic base which displays all intricately-painted sides.  

Typically these spears are used in the Pukamani Ceremonies to honor the dead. This form is a female spear whereas the asymmetrical spears are considered male. A very decorative and interesting object from the Aboriginal cultures which would be home in a Coastal, Oceanic, Organic Modern, or Mid-Century environment.  

Place of Origin: Tiwi Islands, Australia

Date of Manufacture: 1960s  

Condition: Excellent  

Wear: Consistent with age and use. Please refer to pictures.  

Dimensions:  

Spear Tip: 24.5 in. H / Base: 3 in. L X 3 in. W X 3 in. H  

Decorative Area/Eye of Spear Tip: 3.5 in. H X 2.25 in. Diam. / Shaft: 1 in. Diam.  

Total: 26.5 in. H  

Finely Carved Australian Aboriginal Ceremonial...

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