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This instrument was collected in the field by Diana Powell-Cotton, and was used by priests from the Bajuni tribe. It is a circular frame-drum with a roughly shaped-carved wooden frame and a shaved animal skin head, attached with wooden pegs along the frame. There are also four disc rattles roughly made from pieces of an old tin can, assembled in pairs with nails through narrow slits in the frame.

  • Culture:Bajuni
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  • Inscriptions:Greek symbols and design, and the word "BARRA" are perceptible from the disc rattles.
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:211.311 Single-skin frame drums without handle
  • Repository:Powell-Cotton Museum
  • Measurements:Diameter: 340mm; Depth: 95mm