Talking drum and mallet

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Description

23 x 10", wood, hide and string

Abstract

This example most resembles examples from Guinea-Bissau and southern Senegal. The strings maintain tension between the two drum heads on either side of the tubular body; tightening the tension cords raises the pitch of the drum heads. Damaged, with several tension cords being snapped and with one drumhead loosening from its base. The mallet is a carved piece of wood specifically made to strike the drum.

Date

circa 1950

Identifier

ms048_012

Files

ms048_012_02.jpg
ms048_012_01.jpg

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Citation

unknown, . “Talking drum and mallet.” Truman Warner Anthropological Collection, MS048. WCSU Archives, 6 June 2018. Accessed on the Web: 18 Aug. 2018.

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