• Class Clapstick Collection


    Class Clapsticks Set (4 sets)

    Clap Sticks are a traditional percussive instrument used for ceremony, social dancing, making music and to educate through storytelling. As for many traditional tools, they can serve more than one purpose, like also being used to dig for yams.

    With the techniques passed down from his family, Russell Yilamara hand paints each set of our clapsticks using traditional Arnhem Land styles such as x-ray and rarrking and ochre colours. Not only can these instruments be used for a percussive instrument, but also as a teaching tool to understand the richness of Australian Indigenous life and culture.

    Our Class Clapstick Set is designed to allow children to engage in traditional music, sharing in the experience, and to allow conversations to begin in a group setting. Especially made for young hands as they have a 3 cm diameter, they provide a wide grip.

    The set comes in Songlines ochre red cotton duster bags to keep them protected while not in use.


    Russell Yilamara Brown is a proud Garawa and Mara man from South-East Arnhem Land, NT. Russell currently lives and works on Bundjalung Country, NSW.  He is a skilled painter, sculptor and digital artist that has refined his traditional style and has developed a contemporary representation. Russell Yilamara is Songlines principal artist and founding director.


    • Hand-painted by Russell Yilmara
    • Clear varnished for durability
    • Length: 20 cm
    • Width: 3 cm
    • Sets: 4
  • Inspiration Clapsticks


    5 sets

    Children can be inspired by Aboriginal art and culture to create their own traditional Indigenous clapstick set.

    Clap sticks are a wonderful tool for learning about Aboriginal art and culture. It is a simple, yet powerful tool that helps develop rhythm and coordination, humming, chanting and singing skills.

    These blank clapstick sets are designed to provide a space for young hands and minds to explore Aboriginal art and culture. They are the perfect size for young ones developing grip and provides them with enough space to really let their artwork tell a story.

    Set up your provocation space with samples of traditional First Nations art, symbols (check out our symbol flash cards) and images to allow children to be inspired to create their own artwork.


    • 5 sets
    • 3 cm diameter
    • 20 cm length
    • Wooden