Water Drum with Hiawatha Carving
Wood Water Drum with Hiawatha CarvingDon't miss this delightful Water Drum! The crafter made it from a beautifully finished hollow wood base. He or she carved a Hiawatha Wampum Belt design on the base and added a maker's mark to the bottom. It comes with a piece of Gold Deerskin Leather and a leather-wrapped ring. A carved and wood burnt Water Drum stick comes with it, too. The Drum measures about 4" tall and 6" in diameter. The bottom measures 6.5" in diameter. The Drum stick measures 9.5" long.
This Water Drum came from a collection. It is in very good usable condition. One of a Kind!
Water Drums consist of a hollow chamber that users fill with water to create a unique sound. Native Americans from North and South America use Water Drums in their ceremonies and social gatherings. Sometimes musicians make them from clay or old crockery in addition to hollowed out wood. Water drums typically have a hole in their side for adding or letting out water once the cover is on, which is then plugged with a stopper.
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