Bullroarer 31343
Asmat Culture, West Papua New Guinea
Wood, string, pigment
Second half 20th Century

Bullroarers may be said to be one of the world's most ancient musical instruments. Created from relatively thin wood slat, in a rhombus shape, the object would be spun around on a cord above a shaman's head, making a vibrato sound. This was understood to be the voice of the gods. This piece displays a particularly high aesthetic merit.

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Thomas Murray :: Bullroarer, West Papua New Guinea
Thomas Murray :: Bullroarer, West Papua New Guinea
Thomas Murray :: Bullroarer, West Papua New Guinea
Thomas Murray :: Bullroarer, West Papua New Guinea
Thomas Murray :: Bullroarer, West Papua New Guinea