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A 'Kodj' axe with a stone head and wooden handle. The head is joined to the handle with resin, which has a shine and has turned the top of the handle a red colour. The bottom end of the handle has been carved to a blunt point.
The collection comprises five handmade artefacts; two kodj axes, two resin samples, and a 'killing stick', all made by Larry Blight in 2012.
Larry Blight is from the Minang community of Albany, WA. He has spent significant time teaching Minang culture and practices such as weapon making in schools and universities. The knowledge, materials and techniques used in the making of kodj axes are unique to the southern Western Australian region. These items highlight the transfer of cultural knowledge from one generation to the next. They also represent Blight's work in communicating Minang and Noongar culture amongst the wider community.
On display at the National Museum of Australia.
L 390mm x W 130mm x D 30mm
Larry is a Noongar craftman