CE15 Bullroarer Large early 20th c.
Item # CE15
Description An extremely large and well decorated Bullroarer collected in the 1920’s. The Bullroarer is a primitive instrument used by Australian aborigines at initiation and other ceremonies. It is an oblong section of wood, attached to a length of cord through a hole at one end. When swung rapidly through the air it produces a peculiar humming sound or a pulsating low-pitched roar. It is held in sacred veneration by Aborigines, and is never seen by the women of the tribe under penalty of death.
Size 116cm (46″)