Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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drum and drumstick
  • unknown Kotyit (Cochiti) maker
  • drum and drumstick, late 1900s
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • wood, rawhide, leather, string, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: a 16 x 19 x 25 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: a 6 1/4 x 7 1/2 x 9 13/16 in
    Object Length/Diameter: b 25.5 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: b 10 1/16 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift of Carol Chavez
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6253.a,b

This is a short cylindrical drum (2007.6253.a) with a drumstick (2007.6253.b).

The drum is a natural wood color with rawhide streched over either end with a single strip of rawhide strung through both to keep them taut. The light colored rawhide has brown spots.

The drumstick has a straight wooden handle with a red leather head, held in place with string. There is a strip of white leather tied around the opposite end, which is dark brown.