Bottleglass point

DP Temp 2321


A long, leaf-shaped symmetrical point in pale green glass. The side edges are serrated and finely-worked. These striking points were only made in the Kimberley region of Northwest Australia, appearing in recent millenia. With the arrival of Europeans, Aboriginal people made the points from glass bottles and ceramic telegraph insulators. These new objects were very desirable to collectors, and as a result are found in museums all around the world. Some have traces of the spinifex resin on them revealing which ones had been hafted onto spears before being collected.