pahū (Māori taonga pūoro large signalling drum)

~ Percussion instrument

Description

Logs or thick planks up to 9 meters long used as signalling drums, as gongs for both war and peace. Even living hollowed trees have been used as pahū.

Relationships

from:New Zealand
derivations:pātē
part of:taonga pūoro (Māori traditional instrument ensemble)
type of:slit drum (Hollow wooden idiophone)