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Australian Aboriginal Pokerwork Decorated Club

Australian Aboriginal Pokerwork Decorated Club Australian Aboriginal Pokerwork Decorated Club Australian Aboriginal Pokerwork Decorated Club Australian Aboriginal Pokerwork Decorated Club

This Australian Aboriginal blade type hardwood club is decorated on both sides with deep pokerwork designs. Both the linear and the curved patterns have what appears to be lime or pigment residue inside of the burnt in pokerwork decorative depressions. The pommel flares out slightly from the tapered grip and retains some light residue from the the Spinifex resin that originally coated the surface of it. The overall length of the piece is 40" and the flat side of the blade is just over 2" across.

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