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27 August 2007
Australian Aboriginal art appreciation is increasing at a mind-boggling rate this year. So far in 2007, the indication is that the Australian Aboriginal art market will certainly continue and most probably far outstrip the last decade’s average yearly value increase of 40 to 50 percent. In a blog less than four months ago, I wrote that on the 9th of July, 2001, an Aboriginal art work titled All That Big Rain Coming Down Top Side by Rover Thomas sold at a Melbourne Sotheby’s auction for $778,750. On the 1st of May this year, this held the current world record for an indigenous Australian work of art.
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Warning. This article may contain the names and images of Aboriginal and Islander people now deceased. It also contains links to sites that may use images of Aboriginal and Islander people now deceased.
However, on Wednesday the 23rd of May, Mbantua Gallery owner Tim Jennings set a new record at a Lawson-Menzies auction in
The sale of Earth’s Creation has proven to be merely a prelude to an even greater watershed event in this booming art market. On Tuesday the 24th of July, the National Gallery of
The previous owner, Hank Ebes, is a Dutch-born
The appreciation of Australian Aboriginal art has come a long way at a rapid pace since 1980 when the Art Gallery of South Australia became the first museum in the world to purchase and display a
Original Aboriginal art paintings are available online for souvenir hunters and collectors from Australia Gift Shop at www.australiagift.net [ link to shop in Australian Dollars ] . The precise Webpage where these artworks are displayed and for sale is the Paintings on Canvas page [ link to displays in Australian Dollars ]. Each work also includes some brief details about the indigenous artist, who, in the case of these artworks, is Sue Terare of Bundaberg in the state of
21 August 2007
The paradox of boomerang sales is that if the product returns, the customer does not want to return it. However, if the product does not return, then the customer often wants to return it.
I have tried throwing it several times but to no avail.
If a boomerang which you purchased is boxed (such as the one in the above image) with a display stand then it is essentially a display boomerang. It may be cut to return ("flighted to return"). However, it is certainly not guaranteed to return from everyone's hands.
In fact, display boomerangs (such as the one pictured above) are made of hardwood. They do return for expert throwers.
However, they come with a display stand because they are essentially meant to be display artifacts featuring Aboriginal art.
Lighter plywood boomerangs are ideal if you are after a boomerang which anyone can have returning within the first few throws.
These plywood boomerangs come in a large range of very colourfully-painted artifacts in our online shop.
The product displays which include a number of 14-inch plywood boomerangs are at http://www.australiagift.net/products.asp?cat=17 . This link for Australians (or for customers wishing to purchase in Australian Dollars) is http://www.australiagift.net/australia/products.asp?cat=17 .
If you purchase one of our plywood boomerangs and it does not return at all for you, we will be happy to refund you the purchase price (including postage) on the plywood boomerang.
The plywood boomerang is probably just what you need to avoid any disappointment if you are after a throwing stick that you can rely on to return at least some of the time.
Will a killer boomerang be allowed through customs?
Yes. We send these collector artifacts and souvenirs overseas almost every working day and we have never once had a problem with customs anywhere. On the customs declaration we specify that these items are "souvenir boomerangs (artifacts)".
Killer boomerangs are not made to return at all. They are heavy throwing sticks designed by the Australian Aboriginal people for the purpose of killing animals which they hunt. The returning boomerangs are used to scare, direct and manoeuvre the animal prey, prior to engaging the killer boomerang to fulfil its purpose and justify its name. These are heavy weapons which are made of hardwood such as brigalow timber.
Traditionally, the speckled paintwork on the tips of the killer boomerang (as pictured above) was applied by spitting. However, the local Aboriginal craftsmen and artists who make our killer boomerangs here in Bundaberg, in the state of
The product display for our kangaroo killer boomerang is at http://www.australiagift.net/proddetail.asp?prod=KBOOM14%2DROO . This link for Australians (or for customers wishing to purchase in Australian Dollars) is http://www.australiagift.net/australia/proddetail.asp?prod=KBOOM14%2DROO .