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date: 20 January 2021


  • J. Richard Haefer


Cylindrical double-headed drum of the Shuar (Jívaro) people of the Ecuadorian Oriente region and northern Peru. The body is hollowed from cedar or other hard wood, about 30 cm deep and 30 cm in diameter. The heads are of saino (peccary), tigrillo (ocelot), or mono (monkey) skin, secured with hoops laced together. The drum is played to accompany dances and festivals....

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