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Kali (Boomerang)

Danny Fox
Iṯaṟa ~ River red gum
83 x 8 x 2 cm; 80 x 7 x 2 cm
Maruku Arts


The Central and Western Desert kali is a non-returning boomerang and usually crafted from wanari, mulga wood. It is used for hunting and fighting and in pairs as a percussive instrument for inma or ceremony. Size and shape differ according to the individual craftsman.

Desert Mob is presented annually in Mparntwe | Alice Springs on Arrernte Country.

On behalf of Desart’s staff and art centre members, the Executive Committee humbly and respectfully acknowledge the Arrernte Apmereke Artweye (Traditional Owners) and Kwertengerle (Traditional Managers) of Mparntwe.


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