Big Nambas and Slit Gong Drums

The Big Nambas occupied the northern area of Malekula in the New Hebrides (now Vanuatu). The drums in the background, called "boo-boos" or gongs, are for ritual use only. Smaller ones are in the foreground. At the back is the entrance to a "rites house." All of these things were taboo to women.

Big Nambas and Slit Gong Drums