Drum

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
25373
Item name
Drum 
Category
Sound
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Solomon Islands
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
October 01, 1984 
Acquisition method
Purchased from Betakama Carvings 
Raw material
bamboo tubes, wooden struts
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Struck Bamboo Idiophone (previously listed as 'thongaphone').

3 racks of bamboo tubes, which are layered one on top of the other according to size and struck with a rubber thong to obtain a bass like noise. Each rack contains tubes layered parallel to each other and bound together with rubber straps, with wooden struts connected to the back. The tubes are of descending lengths.

Research notes

Measurement: Top rack - 1.68m long, 64cm wide, consists of 7 tubes of bamboo; Middle rack - 2.23m long, 76cm wide, consists of 8 tubes of bamboo; Bottom rack - 3m long, 80cm wide, consists of 8 tubes of bamboo.

A recording of a struck bamboo idiophone is in the Museum Library's multimedia collection.

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