Desert oak (Alllocasuarina decaisneana) - 85cm
This kwetere has been hand crafted from desert oak sustainably sourced from around Ltyentye Apurte NT. It is a lovely large example of this weapon and has been lightly oiled with linseed oil to prevent the wood from cracking. A kwetere is a club used in hand-to-hand combat. It was a dangerous weapon when used in battle and often used by women. Traditionally crafted from mulga wood, this kwetere is an example of the craftsmen experimenting with different mediums.