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This drum is made with hiding and has a wooden frame. The drum also has a Bluebird painted on it. The Blue Bird could be painted on it for religious purposes. Native tribes Belive that animals are very spiritual and powerful effect on the earth. they believe that they are close to the spirits of life. In return they believe by painting the bird on the drum will give luck in the battle or hunt. these hand drums were used for healing

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frame 53 tacks 95 double head blue 690 rawhide 1018 carpet 3 painted 276 ripped 3 cover 40 wood 4438 orange 203 metal 3340
hand drum 23
bird 80 spots 3 dots 30
Diameter: 15.875 in, width: 2.25 in
Credit Line:
Chandler-Pohrt Collection, Gift of Mr. William D. Weiss
Ritual and Recreation: Musical Instruments. Wooden frame double rawhide head; front head painted blue bird (eagle?) with blue dots above it; back head partially painted orange; heads ripped in several spots, secured to the frame by metal carpet tacks.
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