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Maker(s):Mumzewa, Earl
Culture:Native American; Hopi (1896-1973)
Title:Drum and Drumstick
Date Made:1930s-1973
Type:Musical Instrument
Materials:cowhide, wood, leather, cloth, string
Place Made:United States; Arizona; Walpi; First Mesa; Hopi Reservation
Measurements:22 x 19 1/8 x 17 3/8 in.; 55.88 x 48.5775 x 44.1325 cm
Accession Number:  SC 1985.38.17
Credit Line:Gift of Katherine Gabel, class of 1959
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Description:
This drum is likely constructed from a cottonwood trunk, which was hollowed out and covered in stretched cowhide and leather. It might be double sided, meaning that both sides of the drum could be played to achieve a different sound. The drumstick is also made out of wood. AP2018

Tags:
drums; musical instruments

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