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Culture:Alaska Native; Haida; Kaigani Haida
Date Made:19th or early 20th century
Type:Musical Instrument
Materials:Wood, hide, nails, and paint
Place Made:North America; United States; Alaska; Prince of Wales Islands
Measurements:overall: 3 x diam 23 in.; 7.62 x 58.42 cm
Accession Number:  MH SK N.C.2
Credit Line:Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College
Museum Collection:  The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College

Skin stretched over round wooden piece to create drum. Decorated with red, green, and black colored face.

Label Text:
A single head drum of the Kaigani branch of the Haida Indians of the Prince of Wales Islands, Alaska. Hand hewed piece of wood, 2 3/4" wide by 1/2" thick, bent into a circle and fastened with eight nails in an 11 1/2" lap. The skin is stretched on tight while wet and held by tacks to the under edge of the frame. Large circular face painted on the drum head in black, green, and red, with a red edging. Presented by Dr. and Mrs. V.W. Logan.

Native American; indigenous people; music; musical instruments

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