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Used for beating barkcloth. This type is specific to the highlands of Viti Levu.
Fiji. Collected by A. Maudslay, 1875-80. Z 3814
The rhythmic strokes of the masi mallets is the first sound that greets you as you approach any village… and the last you hear as you go away… Anatole von Hügel’s Journals, 1 June 1876