Frame Drum

Native American (Hupa, probably)

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 681

Square or rectangular double-headed drums are found in Northern California among the Hupa (Athabaskan), Twana and Klallam (Coast Salishan) peoples. Late nineteenth-century ethnologists observed a "box drum covered with leather" was used to accompany Hupa gambling songs.

Frame Drum, Wood, skin, leather, Native American (Hupa, probably)

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