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cylindrical drum

Drum, pahu, made of wood, coconut fibre, skin. Cylindrical drum, carved from whole, with solid internal base; lower outer base is carved with open rectangular shapes, with thick strip of wood encircling drum, bound with fine plaited coconut fibre. Bindings form a pattern of concentric diamonds (areas of missing bindings also). Thick plaited cordage secures skin over top of drum in repeating sets of horizontal binding (looped through holes around upper edge), with vertical cords being secured to strip of wood below, and overlaid with broad, flat cordage, wound horizontally around drum's mid-section. Metal nails in lower part of base.

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