For Indigenous artist Patrick Ferguson, an opportunity to play a part in helping Kuwarna celebrate Sir Doug Nicholls Round is an honour.

The proud Adnyamathanha, Yawarrawarraka, Pitjantjatjara and Arrernte man has crafted a special gift which Kuwarna will hand over to Waalitj Marawar (West Coast), prior to the clash on Sunday afternoon.

Thanks to BHP, Kuwarna will exchange a hooked boomerang (or a No. 7 boomerang) carved from a mulga tree root.

The gift exchange between clubs is a tradition of Sir Doug Nicholls Round and one Kuwarna is proudly continuing.

“It means a lot to me to be sharing a part of my carvings and (to be) involved in Sir Doug Nicholls Round is an honour,” Ferguson, from Punu Carvings, told AFC Media.

“To be involved in this is great, the fact they are taking my carvings which are very ancient and date back a long way.

“The fact that they are still getting gifted around today is amazing.”

Ferguson said he chose to carve a boomerang because they are traditionally used in battle, symbolising that both Kuwarna and Waalitj Marawar were set to to battle it out for the win.

“The boomerang was made out of Mulga tree root as its traditionally used for making weapons, since it is a really hard wood,” Ferguson said.

“To make the boomerang I usually go for about a week, cut the wood and collect the material on my own and then bring it back to Adelaide and my artist brain goes to work.

“It’s (the boomerang) for going into battle and fighting and that’s why I wanted this gift to be part of the gift exchange for Adelaide.”

Ferguson has designed, carved and created the boomerangs for all three Kurwana teams this season, which will be exchanged by the Club's AFL, AFLW and SANFL teams across their respective Indigenous Rounds.

Taking inspiration from this year’s Indigenous guernsey - designed by Izak Rankine with his cousin Harley Hall - Ferguson will also be creating a trophy which will be given to Adelaide’s best on ground following Sunday’s game.

“I got a bit of inspiration out of the guernsey as well, it has yellow circles which symbolises gathering with boomerangs and spears around it, so that is what I have carved onto top of this trophy as well," Ferguson said.

“It’s a shield trophy which means protection, strength and resilience.

“The base is made out mulga and the top is made out of redgum."

Ferguson said the gift giving was of great importance to Indigenous culture.

“It is an important thing we do with gift exchange, we are showing respect to each First Nations people but everyone who is playing on the day,” Ferguson said.

“Whenever you enter into someone else’s country it is always good to show respect and I think by bringing something from where you are from goes a long way.

“It is very important along the lines of respect, respecting the opposition and who you are gifting, whether it may be football or a gift in general.”

Kuwarna take on Waalitj Marawar at Adelaide Oval this Sunday at 4:10pm. 

Tickets available here.