Slit Drum

Slit Drum, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, Australia

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, Australia.

Inscription :

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.



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