Almost everybody knows this instrument although nowadays it has been replaced by a vacuum cleaner in almost why this instrument was used, not just to beat sand and dust out of the carpets. Some mothers used it for giving their children corrective slaps. In my opinion this should be reinstored.
Luckily, in my studio there are my own rules and laws so I am able to use all these beating instruments to make an unwilling slave change its mind.
Just beating the dust out of you and you will listen again!