Hopi Drum

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This old Hopi drum must have been used in hundreds of ceremonials because it shows considerable age and wear.

Made of cottonwood and covered with thick rawhide, likely from a Spanish longhorn cow, it stands 19 inches high.

There are two drum beaters with it. The carved, wooden stick produces a sharp, high-pitched note, while the padded one makes a deep, resonant sound.

Illustrated in Spirits in the Art, by James A. Hanson, pg. 197

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