Taap is a Noongar knife, also known as a Darp or Daap. With a blade made of boya (rock) or stone, such as borryl (quartz), wer with a wooden handle glued onto the blade. See the picture Daap "knife" on Pictaram
To make the glue you need keny quarter yonga (kangaroo) poo, keny quarter kop (charcoal) wer keny half resin from the balga. Next you crush them together, or grind them il a larger piece of borryl (quartz). When it is a powder, you get a thick, small stick wer put it over the heat, then dip in the powder. Do nidja several times until it is thick then stick in the borryl.
There is a teacher's guide to making a Noongar taap, together with an associated student workbook.
Ngiyan waarnk - References[edit | edit source]
- ↑ Daap "knife". Pictaram. Retrieved 21 August 2016
- ↑ "Joondalup Mooro Boodjar: Aboriginal Culture within Mooro Country". City of Joondalup Libraries. Retrieved 12 July 2017
- ↑ Crystals & Minerals - Teacher Guide. Earth Science Western Australia (ESWA). pp 6 - 16. Retrieved 11 October 2016
- ↑ Crystals & Minerals - Student Workbook. Earth Science Western Australia (ESWA). Retrieved 11 October 2016