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English: Kundu drums are shaped like hourglasses. Sometimes, kundus are decorated with seeds that rattle when the drum is moved.

Object description: These kundu drums were collected from Morobe Province in Papua New Guinea. They are carved from wood and have lizard skin stretched across the top. The drum on the left features a cowrie shell design. The drum on the right has additional carved motifs. History:

Kundus are used throughout Papua New Guinea, both on special occasions and for whenever people want to hear the beat. Some kundus have handles, and some do not. The handles are used to hold the drum in one hand so the other hand can be used to hit the lizard skin on top and produce the sound. All kundus feature different designs.
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