|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Provenience:||Papua New Guinea|
Western Province, Papua New Guinea
|Credit Line:||Purchased from Stuart A. Kirsch, 1989|
|Other Number:||52 A - Other Number|
Slit gong (wong) and pebble beater (wong bot). Name is onomatopoetic. Hollowed log, cut by axe and smoothed with an adze. Handle at one end to hold the gong vertically, striking it inside with the river pebble beater. Knot at bottom, opposite handle. Traditionally, main use was to signal someone had been killed. This is the first recorded slit gong from Papua. Made by Kutem Buru, clan Namanggo.
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