This is beautiful Wood Carving Garamut or Drum Beater Carved in the form of a Crocodile is from the Iatmul Tribal People, Korogo Village, 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.
COMES ON A STAND
Shows age, discoloration, loss of patina, but is in overall good condition.
Drum Beater on Stand
28 1/2" tall
6 1/2" tall
1 1/2" wide
1 1/4" wide in Middle
2" wide at Bottom
1" deep Top
2" deep Bottom
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