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Deff

Date:
19th Century
Geography:
Algiers, Algeria
Culture:
Algerian
Medium:
wood, skin, wire
Dimensions:
8 7/8 × 8 7/8 in. (22.5 × 22.5 cm)
Classification:
Membranophone-double-headed / frame drum
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.1316
Not on view
Deff may refer to a round frame drum but this one from Algeria is a square wood frame covered with goat skin. It is played by both men and women and influenced the form of a similar instrument, the adufe, found in Portugal.
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
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