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Wood, skin, metal, mother-of-pearl

14 1/2 in. x 9 1/2 in. x 9 1/2 in. (36.83 cm x 24.13 cm x 24.13 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: W.727
Geography: Asia, Turkey
Classification: Tools and Equipment; Musical Instruments & Sound-making Implements
Culture/Nationality: Turkish
Collection: Deanery Collection

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  • basketmaking - Process of creating containers made of twigs, rushes, thin strips of wood, or other flexible material woven together.
  • ceramic - Refers to any of various hard, brittle, heat-resistant and corrosion-resistant materials made by shaping and then firing a nonmetallic mineral, such as clay, at a high temperature.
  • ethnographic objects - Objects originating in any culture still living or known through relatively recent history when those objects are the concern of ethnographic or ethnological study. For objects from earlier periods found in contexts of archaeological research, prefer "archaeological objects."
  • inlays - Decorative forms created when pieces of a material are inserted into similar-sized openings in a surrounding material so as to create a design.
  • mother of pearl - Hard, pearly, iridescent internal layer of various kinds of mollusk shell, extensively used for making small articles and inlays.
  • pot drums - Drums made of earhtenware pots, having a membrane tied across the mouth.

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