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Drum Attributed to Iban tribe of the Dayaks,
Sarawak, Malaysia, late 19th-early 20th century

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NMM 2329. Drum attributed to Iban tribe of the Dayaks, Sarawak, Malaysia, late 19th-early 20th century. Bowl-shaped wooden body, open at the bottom, with cow or goat-skin head attached with rattan laces. Traces of white fur on the head, which is tuned by tightening the laces. The generic term for single-headed Malaysian drums is rebana. Although their specific musical functions vary according to region, they are generally played to accompany ceremonial or theatrical songs and dances. Diameter of head: 40 cm. Circumference of head: 128 cm. Circumference of bottom frame: 65 cm. Height: 16 cm. Board of Trustees, 1977.

NMM 2329.  Drum attributed to Iban tribe of the Dayaks, Sarawak, Malaysia, late 19th-early 20th century.


Side and Bottom Views of Drum

Side of drum

Bottom view


Wooden Wedge Used to Tighten Drum Head

Wedge

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