Made from Maple Wood and painted with Dot art. These are a cheaper type Clap stick ideally suited for children.
Clapsticks were traditionally used by Aboriginal people during a variety of ceremonies, ranging from secret ceremonies to rain-making ceremonies. Traditionally clapsticks are percussion instruments. By varying the position of percussion, the sound will vary in pitch and tone and from soft to loud.
Clapping sticks are a traditional Aboriginal instrument, used for percussion. Waruwi uses these sticks during ceremonies and songs. Lots of Aboriginal nations have numerous songs and dances, so clapping sticks would have been used a lot. People often decorated their clapping sticks, and the symbols used had special meanings. Clapping sticks were often also used as digging sticks, making them particularly useful! In fact, lots of Aboriginal tools were used for more than one purpose, as they were very efficient in their use of resources. For example, shields used in warfare were also used as musical instruments, and shells used for cutting things could also be used as missiles.
A coolamon is an Australian Aboriginals carrying vessel.
It is a multi-purpose shallow vessel, or dish with curved sides, ranging in length from 30–70 cm, and similar in shape to a canoe.
Coolamons were traditionally used by Aboriginal women to carry water, fruits, nuts, as well as to cradle babies. Today when women gather bush tucker, they usually use a billy can, bucket or flour tin. Coolamons were carried on the head when travelling any distance, or under the arm if used as a cradle. If carried on the head, a ring pad (akartne in Arrernte) was placed on the head, made out of possum and/or human hair string, twisted grass, or feathers.
This helped to cushion and support the carriage of the coolamon. These beautiful coolamons are made from authentic Australian Black wattle and are hand crafted by Clem Christian, Clem is Nurrundra Clan Wiradjuri NSW
Looking for an activity for the children? go no further! these are blank boomerangs ready to be painted as gifts for Christmas, Mother’s or father’s day etc. They are 6 cm in length an ideal size for children to paint!
There are basically 3 types of boomerangs that are/were made and used by aboriginal people across Australia. These include hunting boomerangs, returning boomerangs and star shaped returning boomerangs. All tribes made and used the hunting boomerang, but, not all tribes made and used the typical returning boomerang or the star shaped hunting/returning boomerang.
Make great music with your kids with a range of products on our website. Leave it to Leslie has an extensive range of Aboriginal and multicultural musical instruments gathered from many different countries and cultures. From things you can wear on your ankles and wrists, to items you can shake or hit, we have a range of products that are suitable for all ages.