This is beautiful Detailed Bas-Relief Wood Carving of a Head of a Cassowary Bird on a Stick was created to use as a Garamut Drum Beater from theSiassi Islands, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. The people of the Sepik area understand the drum's sound as its "voice." This voice can carry long distances to announce meetings, call individuals, issue warnings, and even contact neighboring villages. Communication occurs through a complex series of rhythms and tones beat out with this carved wooden drum beater by an initiated man. More than just an instrument, this drum is central to the lives the entire community. This Garamut Drum Beater is simply beautiful and would be a lovely addition to your collect or home.
Shows Natural Age and Wear
20 3/4 Inches Tall
1 1/4 Inches Wide Top
2 Inches x 2 inches
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