tumutumu (Māori taonga pūoro ancient struck percussion)

~ Percussion instrument


Made of resonating stone, wood or bone with a striker of stone, bone or hardwood, this ancient instrument was used for rhythm during chanting.


from: New Zealand
part of: taonga pūoro (Māori traditional instrument ensemble)
subtypes: pahū pounamu (Māori taonga pūoro gong made of jade and bone)
type of: struck idiophone
information page: http://www.richardnunns.net.nz/tumutumu-a-found-percussion-instrument/ [info]
picture: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Richard_Nunns_19.jpg [info]