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Slit Gong

Slit gongs (sometimes called slit drums) are a popular type of percussion instrument used by cultures in Africa, Southeast Asia, and Oceania.  The Maori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, created this one by hollowing out a piece of wood, carving traditional designs into the surface, and then painting the ends to enhance the designs.  The Maori use slit gongs as musical accompaniment during ceremonies.

Category: Artifacts