Slit drumstick

placeholder
Registration number
40656
Item name
Slit drumstick 
Category
Sound
 
Indigenous name
sasas (Lihir language) 
Maker
Barth Saien  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > New Ireland Province > Lihir Island Group
Map
Collector
Lihir Cultural Heritage Association (LCHA) 
Acquisition date
August 01, 2013 
Acquisition method
Donated by Lihir Cultural Heritage Association (LCHA) and Lihir Mining Area Landowners Association (LMALA) 
Raw material
bamboo; acrylic paint
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Bamboo slit drumstick; painted in equal parts in blue and red. Registration number 40656 marked with tag.

Research notes

From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition 'Musical Landscapes of Lihir' March - August 2013, curated by Dr Kirsty Gillespie and the Lihir Cultural Heritage Association with Dr Diana Young. The making of these Lihir performance items was commissioned by LCHA for display in this exhibition.

This drumstick or sasa was made in 2012 and is used with slit drum 40655.

Go to top