Shigu (‘lion drum’)
- Alan R. Thrasher
Medium-size drum of the Han Chinese. Unlike most Chinese drums, the body (c45 cm tall) is essentially cylindrical, with the lower third bevelled inward. A single head of oxhide is tacked around the top rim (diameter c15 cm or less), the bottom end remaining either open or closed. It is struck with two beaters in accompaniment of outdoor lion dances. A related drum, the ...