Percussive instrument of the First People's of Australia, used to accompany either/both song and dance. Some variations dictate that one stick be longer and flatter than the other. Donated by Kathryn Koob.
At the circulation desk, ask, "I'd like to check out the Australian Clapsticks, one of the instruments on Permanent Reserve." The circulation assistant will retrieve the item for you and have you sign our small responsibility form.
This isn't exactly a credible site on it's own--it is more interesting as it shows you how some people react to the ethnic use of the clapsticks (the fact that they are often dedicated to some spirits). Use it as a springboard for further research into that phenomenon.