Hunting whistle / gurunsi whistle
The hunting whistle was used for sending messages using locally agreed signals, similar to the use of drums elsewhere. Though limited in tone, coded signals could convey numerous types of messages to the fields, the forest, another village, the market, a funeral or a dance, or report a fight. The time of day, arrivals and departures of friends or enemies could all be signalled.
A Gurunsi hunter, equipped with bows, arrows, quivers and whistle might join groups of men and women from other villages for both hunting and fishing.