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This instrument was collected in the field by Diana Powell-Cotton. It is a double-headed drum with a wooden shell and shaved dik dik skin membranes, which are attached with twine lacing and vine flesh-hoops and counterhoops. There is a strap of made of the same dik dik skin attached. The drum has pellets inside for rattling effect, and there's a hole in the shell plugged with a wooden dowel.

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    Powell-Cotton Museum
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    Afgoye (on the Uebi Scebele River), Lower Shebelle (region), Somalia
  • Culture:Eelay
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  • Repository:Powell-Cotton Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 280mm; Diameter: 180-195mm