Morning Star Pole
These Ceremonial Morning Star Poles rarely come on the market, especially
an old used ceremonial one such as this, with its sprout of traditional
feathers, hair, bush string and natural red ochre paint, a truely magical
authentic artefact and used in one of the most sacred of Aboriginal
'In the Dreaming, it is said that the spirits keep Barnumbirr the Morning
Star in a dilly bag throughout the day. Accompanied by songs, dancers
kick up clouds of dust which gradually blocks out the sun and brings
on the night. When the moon has set and just before the dawn, the Morning
Star flies up and as the sun rises the old woman pulls on the string
and brings Barnumbirr back to the dilly bag. When a person dies, Barnumbirr
sends down a feathered string to catch the person's spirit taking it
back to his or her spiritual home.'
On a metaphysical level, it is believed that this Aboriginal artefact
creates a spiritual doorway from Earth to Venus.
There is an Aboriginal repair to a split (with fine wire wrapping under
one of the plumes) which runs along one side of the native timber, however
the artefact is in good stable condition and has the appearance of something
that was well used in Aboriginal ceremony!
Certificate of Authenticity included.