Place of Origin: South India
Date: 18th or 19th century
A slightly later (18th or 19th century) ‘Valai-Tadi’ boomerang than the previous example (cat.no.30). This one is less likely for battle use, and rather for hunting small animals. Lighter, but more decorative, the reinforced end has a dense pattern of leaves, with two rows of half circles along the spine, and three four-petalled flowers on each side. The bell shaped handle with some damage to one side.