Gong (dawur) and stick - ROM2016_15001_1

ROM2016_15001_1

Gong (dawur) and stick

Maker: Unidentified Maker
Medium:Forged iron
Geography: No.1 Company, Gomoa Dago, Ghana
Date: c. 2000
Dimensions:
37 x 19 x 9 cm
Object number: 2014.59.25.1
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Department of Museum Volunteers Acquisition and Research Fund
Not on view
DescriptionMetal clapperless gong with wooden stick that was used in the performances and ritual celebrations of Tuafo No. 1 Company in Gomoa Dago. Gongs add to the rhythmical layers of the asafo performance and are used in most rituals and celebrations. Like drums, they open a channel for communication between humans and spiritual beings. Their rhythms can be decoded as phrases that celebrate a company’s strength while affirming the enemy’s weakness.
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