Drum - ROM2005_5621_1

ROM2005_5621_1

Drum

Maker: Inuvialuit
Medium:Depilated skin, wood, sinew
Geography: Herschel Island (Qikiqtaruk), Yukon
Date: 1896-1901
Dimensions:
51 x 42 x 4.5 cm
Object number: NS23626
Credit Line: Gift of Bishop Isaac O. Stringer
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture
DescriptionThe drum, the principal instrument for dances, is beaten to accompany the dancing and singing. The membrane of the drum is not in itself beaten. Holding onto the short handle, the drummer swivels the drum and dances to the beat. The reverberation of the membrane is caused by beating a drum stick against the circular rim.
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