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Ceremony Drum, Pueblo Nation, Arizona, 19th-early 20th century

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Ceremony drum, Pueblo Nation, Arizona, 19th-early 20th century Back of drum

NMM 879.  Ceremony drum, Pueblo Nation, Arizona, 19th/early 20th century. Cut-and-hollowed section of tree trunk, bent to form smaller frame drum, two striking heads. Shows a combination of two drum frame construction methods. Heads laced together using rawhide strips passing through slits cuts near edge of hide, forming cross-hatching pattern around circumference of drum. Outer wall painted in three bands of yellow, silver and black. Both heads have painted central red circle on blue background with cloud motif, similarly designed, but not identical. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


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