Kundu drum making skills slowly dying out

However, he is faced with one problem, and that is, the lack of interest shown by the young generation.

Clectus is from the Tavir cultural group on the Tangai Island, an LLG in the Namatanai District of New Ireland Province.

Currently, he is one of the only few on the island, with this skill as the older generations have already passed on.

Clectus says he carved his first Kundu drum while he was still in high school, which at that time took him about six months to complete.