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Goblet-shaped drum; gedumbak

Gedumbak, goblet-shaped drum. Turned wooden body (probably of jackfruit, Artocarpus heterophyllus) with a curvilinear stem, which widens slightly to a foot. The upper part of the body is a wide bowl, which constricts at the top to form a curved rim. The hide membrane covers the rounded part of the rim. String laced through holes around the edge of the head is looped around split canes braced to a wooden ring at the base of the bowl.The cord shoulder strap is knotted at each end to secure it to metal hooks at the top and bottom of the drum.

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  • Materials:metal, hide, textile, vegetable fibre, wood
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:211.26 Goblet-shaped drums
  • Repository:Horniman Museum and Gardens
  • Measurements:overall: 16.4961 x x 9.252 in.; 419 x 235 mm