Stamping Tube - ADIRIL

Production date
Unknown
Country
Papua New Guinea
State/Province
East New Britain
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Description
Cylindrical bamboo tube, open at each end.
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander stamping tube
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Production date
Unknown
Measurements
L664mm x Dia.57.5 mm
Media/Materials description
Bamboo.
History and use
This bamboo stamping tube (Adiril) is often used in dances. It is an idiophone, an instrument made of a sonorous material set in vibration to the player's action. Mimicking simulated feet stamping during special festivals, one end of the tube is stamped towards the ground or a designated platform in a repeated action, usually in sync with the footsteps of a dancer.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
Registration number
E12993

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