Tifa is a musical instrument that originated from Maluku and Papua, Tifa much like the way drums are played with a hit. Made from a timber and its contents taken on one side of the edges are covered, and usually cover used deerskins that has been dried to produce a good sound and beautiful. its shape was usually made ​​with carvings. each tribe in Maluku and Papua has a drum with his characteristic respectively.

Tifa is usually nicely and intricately carved, with each tribe in Maluku and Papua exhibiting their own unique and traditional design. This percussion instrument is commonly used as musical accompaniment to traditional dances such as the war dance, the Asmat tribal dance, the Gatsi dance as well as for certain local ceremonies and in specific rituals.

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