Culture – Leftover Food

Garamut

This talking drum is called a Garamut.

Last culture question was why the man in the photo was hitting the special log. While it is true that grubs found in some trees, such as sago, are sometimes a part of one’s diet, this log is different. This log, called a garamut, has been hollowed out and makes a loud noise when it is struck. It was used to send messages long distances to neighboring villages and to call people together for meetings.

Here’s the question for this week.

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