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Friction drum

Technical description: Hollow roughly cylindrical wooden body with single skin head secured by 10|wooden pegs; hole in centre of head with fixed wooden stick; on the body near the top there is a perforated raised lug for carriage cord attachment.

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  • Decorative elements:Carved surface of body.
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:231.11 Friction drums with fixed stick
  • Repository:Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Measurements:height 520; diameter c|160.