Clap stick

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
24527
Item name
Clap stick 
Category
Sound
 
Indigenous name
bilma 
Maker
Peter Mondjingu (2)  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Northern Territory > East Arnhem region > Milingimbi
Map
Collector
Milingimbi Crafts 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1981 
Acquisition method
by Mobil Oil Australia 
Dimensions
H: W: L: 450 mm D: 51 mm Circum:

Description

Carved wood clap stick, painted and broader at one end.

Research notes

Notes by Milingimbi Art & Craft: Bilma (musical sticks) cut and decorated by Mondjinu of the Dayagurrgurr clan. Cut from native hardwood timbers, Bilma are used when any song cycles are sung, either alone or with yidaki accompaniment. They are played by holding one stationary in the left hand and striking half way along its length with another. Its pair is 24526. Part of a series of 28 items (24520 and 24548) related to the DJANKGAWU SISTERS story cycle [detailed at 24534].

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