42 x 4 cm
Clap Sticks are the traditional percussion instrument of all Aboriginal people, providing rhythmic accompaniment for song and dance. They consist of two sticks crafted from various woods and are often intricately decorated. Most commonly used during Corroborees and social dancing, clap sticks are played by striking one against the other to provide particular rhythms. It is often the only instrument used to accompany singing and is played by both men and women.