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Kwetere (Nulla nulla)

Stefan Smith Penangke
Blue mallee (Eucalyptus gamophylla)
94 x 5 Ø cm
Ltyentye Apurte Traditional Craft Centre


Kwetere, it’s a nulla nulla. It’s a fighting stick, the ladies use it and sometimes they can be used for digging sticks. The tree I used to make these nulla nulla is a mallee tree. I just tried it out and it looks pretty good.

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