Public Art : Slit Drum
Sculptor : Unknown
Date : Unveiled July, 1992
Description : A teak "Slit Drum" with primative
carving on top.
Location : Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney,
|This slit-drum from the island of Ambrym in Vanuatu was
presented by the friends of Vanuatu in July 1992.
It is made of Intsia bijuga ( Pacific teak).
Known on Abrym as 'atingting', slit-drums were
traditionally used for beating dance rythmns, transmitting
messages or summoning villagers to meetings.