Two hand-crafted wooden sticks, intricately decorated with special symbols and colourful dots, which create rhythmic sounds when struck together. Clapsticks are traditional Aboriginal percussion instruments, primarily used to maintain rhythm during vocal chants, ceremonies and social dancing. Like many Indigenous objects, they have a multipurpose and are occasionally used for digging in the ground. As this is authentic Aboriginal art, we recommend not doing the latter!
Handmade by Indigenous inmates at the Bathurst Correctional Centre, each set of clapsticks are hand cut and hand decorated, meaning that every set is completely unique. Designs and colours do slightly vary from item to item, but all look fantastic as a display piece in your home.
Each product sold provides a sustainable revenue stream to facilitate inmate rehabilitation.
** Due to the originality of each pair of clapsticks, the product design may vary from the images provided