1903.8.1

Friction drum resonator [.1] of pottery, membrane of hide with attached string and coconut shell, when played the pot rests on the stick [.2] with the string passing through its forked end the stick rests on the coconut shell. With wooden a wooden plectrum [.3] and hand fret [.4]

Place details: ASIA. India / Malabar. Cultural Group: Luluvan Local Name: Unknown. Materials: Pottery / Animal Rawhide Skin / Coconut Husk Plant / Wood Plant / ?. Processes: Fire-Hardened / Perforated / ?. Dimensions: Max H [.1 approx] = 380 mm Max Diam [.1 head] = 100 mm Max L [.2] = 924 mm Field Collector: ?Edgar Thurston When Collected: By 1903 Other Owners: Edgar Thurston PRM Source: Edgar Thurston Acquired: Donated April 1903

KEYWORD: Musical Instrument / Medical Accessory / Friction Drum / Striker / Plectrum / CLASS: Music / Ceremonial / Medicine / Pottery / ?.MUSIC CLASS: 2. MUSIC NAME: Friction drum.