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This instrument was collected in the field by Percy Horace Gordon Powell-Cotton, during his world trip between 1889-1891. It is a large double-headed frame-drum, with a wooden shell and animal skin membranes glued onto the shell rims. The drum has a long carved wooden handle that can be used to carry the instrument, or to stand it upright. There is also a suspension ring and plate attached to the top of the shell.

  • Culture:Tibetan
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  • Decorative elements:Floral carvings on the handle. Floral-shaped ring-plate. Painted surface.
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:211.322 Double-skin frame drums with handle
  • Repository:Powell-Cotton Museum
  • Measurements:Height: 1285mm; Diameter: 540mm