Aboriginal art and artefact collecting goes back to early first contact times. In fact local Aboriginals around Sydney use to trade artefacts with visiting ships from the earliest days.
Curio collecting has always been part of early exploration of the new world. Ceremonial adornment items that were made of perishable material were not preserved for future use and so early examples are very collectable. Early shields, clubs and boomerangs that were cherished as favourites and had developed a deep colour and patina are preferred.
Historical items that were collected by early notable pioneers, explorers or anthropologists are of high interest more...
Australian Aboriginal bark paintings are a form of traditional Indigenous art that originated in the northern regions of Australia. The paintings are created using natural pigments on sheets of tree bark, which are harvested from eucalyptus or paperbark trees.
This art form has been practiced for thousands of years by Indigenous communities, and the paintings typically depict stories from the Dreamtime, which is the mythology and spiritual beliefs of the Aboriginal people. The Dreamtime stories are often passed down from generation to generation through oral traditions, and the paintings serve as a visual representation of these stories.
Bark paintings can more...
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