This is a beautiful Detailed Bas-Relief Wood Carving of a Head of a Cassowary Bird on a and Stick were created to use as a Garamut Drum Beater from the April River, Upper Sepik Region of 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 STAND 25" tall on stand Handle 13 1/4" tall 1/3" deep Head 12" tall 4 3/4" wide 1 1/3" deep Collected in the field, shows age and some discoloration, but overall in good condition. AT BACARA WE STAND BEHIND ALL OF OUR MERCHANDISE. WE CAN PROVIDE REFERENCES FOR ALL ARTIFACTS THAT WE SELL, AS WELL AS DOCUMENTATION TOWARD THEIR AUTHENTICITY. YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR MAIN GOAL, AND WE THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT THE WORLD OF BACARA. The item "Papua New Guinea Bird Head Drum Beater April River Carved Cassowary" is in sale since Thursday, April 2, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "bacara-online" and is located in Overland Park, Kansas. This item can be shipped worldwide.