Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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bandanda drum
  • unknown Ndebele maker
  • bandanda drum, late 1800s–1996
  • Where object was made: Zimbabwe
  • cow hide, metal, wood
  • Object Height/Diameter: 5 x 25.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 15/16 x 10 1/16 in
  • Gift of Sue Schuessler
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0866

This hand held drum is covered with reddish brown cow hide.

It was played by men during the ceremony regarding hunter spirits.