The wonderful feature of this drum is the original/indigenous repairs done to the cracks with tree sap - which is a very hard, blackish and shiny "glue" like substance. It's always lovely to see any original indigenous repairs/restorations on important artifacts. Stunning lime infill - traditional ancestral face motif and other abstract designs on the top "fish/crocodile open mouth" region of the drum.The original lizard skin drum head is in very good condition. Condition: the usual, expected chips, dents, scratches, some minor losses remember - this is a very old and AUTHENTIC drum!
Genuine drums, like this specimen, were sacred objects - they were very important to the people who had made them, they stored spiritual energy and were "alive" in their. Provenance: Lynda Cunningham collection - New York.
Measurements: Height 27.5 inches..... The item "Papua New Guinea Kundu Drum Crocodile / Fish Mouth. Circa early 20th cent" is in sale since Wednesday, April 28, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "skeletonsandbunnies" and is located in North Vancouver, British Columbia.This item can be shipped worldwide.