Fan Drum
Item Information
Na'vi Name

G'resh jahmka t'hep


Approximately 7.5 meters high, various widths

Used by



Social and ritual

Behind the Scenes
First Appearance


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.