WALKING STICK & CLAPSTICKS SET
Hand carved by Jinibara Elder, Uncle Noel, this is a sacred, one-of-a-kind set was made almost 20 years ago.
Clapsticks are a percussive instrument used by members of the Jinibara to maintain rhythm during ceremony along with singing and chanting. They are struck against each other and are played by both men and women.
Each clapstick set produces a different sound. The clapsticks which are round and pointy have a deeper, dull sound. You can change the tone when you clap on the flat or the edge. And it all depends on the rhythm of the song to get the right beat of the clapsticks. It’s up to you to determine the tempo. The thickness, width and how you hold the clapsticks create a different tune.
Own a set of authentic, Indigenous art created by the Jinibara people.
“The clapsticks were made with a lot of cultural and spiritual feelings for a special purpose. The clapsticks are very detailed and they took a fair while to do because painting requires patience and concentration, attention to detail and imagination and that’s what these clapsticks are about.
The walking stick and clapsticks set was made in 1996. The walking stick was carved with a knife and the painting is very detailed. It represents the serpents and the sea serpents—all the serpents in our culture who make the rivers and the mountains. The serpent also guides you on pathways.
It’s very special and they must go as a set. I think the person who buys them will want to understand what it means to have something like this in their presence as they are so special.”