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large drum
  • Country Unknown
  • large drum, late 1800s–2007
  • wood, goat skin?
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 66.5 x 40 x 61 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 26 1/8 x 15 3/4 x 24 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0899
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Description

This is a large cylindrical dark brown wooden drum with goat skin stretched over either end. Thin strips of goat skin are threaded through the edges of each hide and knotted and wrapped into a net-like pattern. There is a short ear-like handle on one side made of tightly wrapped and knotted strips.