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Turtle Emu Caller #1 - Ossie Egan

Made by master craftsman Ossie Egan from the Mati Mati tribe in South West Victoria. This beautiful Turtle emu caller measures approx  (25 -31cm) x (5.9 - 7.5cm)

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Emu Callers have been part of Indigenous culture for thousands of years. Tapping on the end of an emu caller makes the same sound as a female emu on heat!  It is the male emu that sits on the eggs and keeps them warm and safe while they incubate. Indigenous men would hide in the bushes and tap on their emu callers. The male emu would hop of his nest thinking it was a female and head towards the sound egger to connect with her. As soon as the Emu was off the nest and it safe, the men would run in and snatch the eggs for bush tucker. An inventive way to hunt and look after their families..and a fine feast!

We purchase Ossie's Emu callers, clapsticks, didgeridoos and bullroarers directly from him. 

 


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