G'resh jahmka t'hep
Approximately 7.5 meters high, various widths
Social and ritual
|Behind the Scenes|
The fan drum is the most physically demanding of the Na'vi instruments because of its size. The instrument stretches well above the head of the Na'vi player who must jump a great distance to hit the highest drums. The physicality of the playing style makes this the perfect instrument for a young Na'vi male about to ride his banshee for the first time. If he can adequately play the instrument, he can demonstrate that he has the physical strength, agility, and stamina to mount his banshee.
The fan drums are made using sturmbeest bladders stretched across wooden frame.
- Fan Drum article on Pandorapedia