Puniu (knee drum)

Native American (Hawaiian)

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This coconut-shell drum is usually played in conjunction with the pahu, sounding secondary rhythms. Both are played by the same drummer. The puniu is strapped to the player's thigh and struck with a fiber beater. It is indigenous to Hawai'i.

Puniu (knee drum), Coconut shell, fish skin, fiber, Native American (Hawaiian)

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