Mulga-Wood -has been used extensively for Australian souvenir and gift-ware throughout the middle of the 20th century and is largely considered ‘kitsch’. Its height of popularity probably began in the Inter-war Years and continued through to the 1960s and 1970s. Mulga or true mulga is a shrub or small tree, native to arid outback areas of Australia. (acacia aneura). The Aboriginal people have long used mulga for digging sticks and woomeras (boomerangs) due to its strength. This photo shows some examples of use for mulga-wood. For further wooden art examples, view my Woodwork page.
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