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Musical Instrument: Drumstick & Drum

  • Musical Instrument: Drumstick & Drum
  • Musical Instrument: Drumstick & Drum
  • Musical Instrument: Drumstick & Drum
  • Musical Instrument: Drumstick & Drum
  • Musical Instrument: Drumstick & Drum
Smithsonian Museum
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Specimen Count
2
Description
Drum and drumstick (Badalgaga). Single-headed drum stretched over cheese box foundation, head of rawhide secured with twine decorated with dark circle in center. Cylindrical wooden stick with ball head at each end. 16" (41 cm); 12.25" (31 cm). Records: Head of cow skin. Used in Mescal Ceremony. (C, L). (from Merrill, William L. et al. 1997. A Guide to the Kiowa Collections at the Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology, no. 40. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.)
Record Last Modified
6 Mar 2017
Donor Name
Bureau Of American Ethnology
Collector
James Mooney
Accession Date
1892-May-17
Object Type
Drum/Drumstick