Two wood Bull Roarers, Western Australia, c. 1870-1925.

Made:
1870-1925 in Wyndham, Western Australia and Australia

Bull roarer, made of wood, perforated both ends, decorated with carved rectilinear design, from North West Wyndham, West Australia, 1870-1925

Two wooden bull roarers, both perforated at either ends and decorated with carved rectilinear designs. When attached to a cord and swung through the air, bull roarers emit a deep, vibrant, roaring sound. They are important in rituals in Australian Aboriginal society. From Wyndham, Western Australia, 1870-1925

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Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A140596
type:
bull-roarers
credit:
Glendining

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