Very Large Ceremonial Bilma - Clapsticks

45 cm & 33 cm

Collected 1950's - 1960's by Margaret Fairweather (1915-2003), a well known Northern Territory lady who built the Daly River Hotel with her husband. Fairweather was an avid collector of fine Aboriginal artefacts and had a good long association with the Malakmalak and Moil tribes of that region.

The size of these very large clapsticks denotes that they belonged to someone of high ceremonial status, the bilma have been expertly crafted from the heartwood of ironwood and are imbued with a wonderful ringing metallic sound, the benchmark of high quality, genuine Aboriginal clapsticks!

Certificate of Authenticity included!



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