Wood and leather with pigment
5 in. (diameter) x 7 in. (12.7 cm x 17.78 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 91.E1.26
Geography: North and Central America, United States
Classification: Tools and Equipment; Musical Instruments & Sound-making Implements
Culture/Nationality: Native American
Collection: Nahm Collection
This object has the following keywords:
leather*, musical instruments*, Native American*, North American*, Southwestern Native American*, wood*
- leather - The skin or hide of an animal that has been tanned to render it resistant to putrefication and relatively soft and flexible when dry. For composite material made from scrap leather pieces, use "maril."
- musical instruments - Sound-producing apparatuses whose primary function is to play music.
- Native American - Typically reserved to refer narrowly to the cultures of the native peoples of the United States and Canada, excluding the Eskimos and Aleuts. For the indigenous peoples of Canada use the term "First Nations." For the broader concept of the cultures of any native peoples of Central America, South America, North America, or the West Indies who are considered to belong to the Mongoloid division of the human species, use "Amerindian (culture)."
- North American - Refers to the cultures of the continent of North America, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Arctic Circle, and Central America. In classifications schemes based on physical geography, Central America, and North America are parts of the same continent.
- Southwestern Native American - Styles and cultures Southwestern Native America.
- wood - The principal tissue of trees and other plants that provides both strength and a means of conducting nutrients. Wood is one of the most versatile materials known.
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