TRIBAL & ASIAN ART AND ANTIQUITIES
PSW00041 • SHAMAN'S DRUM

Primary Source at Santa Monica Tribal Arts Show, November 2007

4847 W. Jefferson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA • 90016

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PSW00041
ANTIQUE SHAMAN'S DRUM.
HARDWOOD, BUFFALO HIDE & RATTAN.
EAST SUMBA ISLAND, INDONESIA.
CIRCA 19th CENTURY.

HEIGHT: 17.00” MAXIMUM DIAMETER: 23.00”

This drum was a sacred heirloom, and it was the property of the Raja of Kepunduk. Every royal household had a drum like this, and the resident shaman would use it on important “Rite of Passage” ceremonies. The drum was beaten continuously for as long as three days by the shaman and his assistants. Sometimes it was played in a slow beat for as long as three days.

This is the largest and finest specimen to come out of Sumba Island. It is in excellent condition with a deep surface patina on the leather and hardwood. The surfaces show the effects of age & wear.

SOLD

Other specimens may be available. Inquire.

Shaman's Drum

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