DRUMS OF THE WORLD

garamut drum Sepik Ramu Area New Guinea

garamut drum Sepik Ramu Area New Guinea
Garamut drums are used for musical purposes during ceremonial songs and dances, but they are also used to send long distance messages. The finals at each end of the garamut drum are carved as human figures supported by a lizard. The design on the drum sides shows several carvings that refer to spirits or beings of the natural world including spirit faces, fish tail and flying fox motifs.
garamut wood pigment
L: 170 cm
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