Boomerang Waak

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Description

Stéphane Marguerite has been creating wooden boomerangs for the whole family since 1993. He has been a boomerang enthusiast since the early 1980s. All boomerangs are handmade and painted in his workshop in the south of France.
The discovery of Australia by the English in 1788 and the total ignorance of this civilisation have only perpetuated for centuries legends and myths about this object. In fact, it was only a decoy to frighten away the flocks of birds that would then flock to the nets that the Aborigines would brandish in their path.
 Its ancestor, the killing-stick (very heavy, without aerodynamic profile and without return even if it missed its target) was thrown horizontally and managed to stun an animal located at close range. In contrast to the killing-stick, the lighter boomerang, designed like an aeroplane wing, returned more or less precisely to the thrower, and was already used as a game of skill in many ancient civilizations.
 The two objects are often confused and apart from their Australian, European or Egyptian origins (as evidenced by the collection of boomerangs found in the tomb of Tutankhamen) they have nothing in common.

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Technical specification
Made and painted by hand in a workshop in the south of France.