Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Urarina maker
  • drum, circa 1991
  • Where object was made: Chambira basin, Loreto, Peru
  • wood, plant fiber, peccary skin, hide?
  • Object Height/Diameter: 20.5 x 25 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 8 1/16 x 9 13/16 in
  • Gift of Bart Dean
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5163

The cylindrical drum has wooden sides and a peccary skin head on one end that is light colored with small dots. There is a hide of an unknown animal on the other end. Both heads are stretched and held in place with dark brown plant fiber rings. Strings of twisted plant fiber span the distance between the plant fiber rings.

There is a strap of twisted plant fiber string tied at the middle of the drum.