To see more fine oceanic artefacts. Field collected, this is a stunning, beautifully carved and decorated Garamut Drum from Blackwater Village, Papua New Guinea. Both ends carved with the head of crocodile. The garamut (slit drum) is one of the most important musical instruments in many regions of Papua New Guinea. It is made from a hollowed-out log and played by striking it with a stick.
Men in the community play the garamut at sacred ceremonies, communal celebrations, and dances. The garamut drum is also used for long-distance communication in a manner similar to morse code. Drummers have developed a special language of rhythms and notes by which they send messages to other communities. A drum can be used to call people together for meetings, to issue warnings, and to communicate other important information.
This garamut drum has intricate designs on its handles and body and a beautiful painted design from natural ochres. The designs indicate what clan the drum originates from.The incised and inlaid patterns on the body of the drum are similar to decorations found on shields and hour-glass shaped drums (kundu drums) from various regions. This is a museum quality piece and a collectors dream. Estimated age mid 1960's to 1980's. Pre post weight 3.7 kg. This is not always possible given the sizes and unique packing requirements for each unique piece. Can also insure package if required. STANDS ARE NOT INCLUDED WITH ANY ITEM. Pictures make up part of the description. The item "Stunning Decorated Carved Garamut Drum, Blackwater, Papua New Guinea, Oceanic" is in sale since Monday, October 7, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "bubble_artefacts" and is located in Wurtulla, QLD. This item can be shipped worldwide.