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Slit drum

Mainly used for signaling purposes, this small slit drum is made from an hollowed trunk of wood, with a flattened top surface and two large rectangular slits connected through septum at center by narrow slit (double-slit in H-shape). It is played using two thick, roughly carved wooden beaters.

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  • Inscriptions:Carved on the surface: D.E.B.
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:111.243 Slit drums
  • Repository:Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 350mm; Height: 130mm