DRUMS OF THE WORLD

Torricelli Mountains slit drum














Torricelli Mountains garamut slit drum New Guinea / Schlitztrommel Neuguinea ( bun'gi or puink )
Pre-contact and stone-carved.
The garamut drums from this area are of an unique canoe shaped form and can be played in an upright or in a horizontal position.
Slit gongs are used for musical purposes during ceremonial songs and dances but they are also used to send long distance messages.


Bibliography:
Bateson, G. 1958 : Naven. London Wildwood House.
Burridge, K.O.L. 1959. The slit-gong in Tangu, New Guinea.Ethnos 24.
Barry Craig – Living Spirits with Fixed Abodes.The Masterpieces Exhibition – Papua New Guinea National Museum And Art Gallery.
University of Hawaií Press - Honolulu
Gourlay, K.A. 1975.Sound producing instruments in traditional society.
Hamson, Michael - The Art of West Sepik.
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