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mid-19th Century- Native American Indian SHAMAN DRUM

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Now fully operational from the beautiful Pacific North West, we encourage all to keep a close eye as we unpack posted offerings and continue what will be an ongoing effort of unpacking the collection while taking stock with an eye toward thinning out our accumulation of treasures. After years of seeking out and acquiring all manner of quality antique Americana from simple but seldom surviving items of special interest to historically important treasures, Janet and I look forward to offering the fruits of our years of seeking out such to new and appreciative homes.


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Not to be confused with the much more commonly seen late 19th,early to mid-20th century examples, this seldom surviving earlier to mid-1800s native American Indian frame drum measures approximately 20 inches in diameter, is about 2 3/8 inches deep and remains in pleasing untouched condition. Among the oldest of native American Indian types, the frame drum is known to have been used by Indian shamans providing a beat allowing entrance into a trance-like state, hence common reference to the type as shaman,medicine-man or spirit drums.
With classic period construction details best described here by our photo illustrations, suffice it to say this piece was formed utilizing stout hide (note remnants of cropped hair remaining on some lashing) stretched over a circular frame. The formed cedar frame is secured in its oval by stitching (see illustration) as is indicative of early period construction and the inner surface bears remnants of a faint geometric design. The heavy hide head was stretched over the frame, lashed on the back by hide thongs and decoratively secured at the circumference with domed iron tacks. The head remains strong, tight and is solidly in place. All period and untouched, this rare mid 1800s native American Indian artifact remains in pleasing condition with lots of desirable evidence of age and originality. A single stress fracture of the frame is a result of decades of hide shrinkage (see illustration) and does not impact on the stability or desirability of this rarely encountered early drum. A rarely encountered original earlier to mid-1800s native American Indian shaman drum as opposed to the usually seen later examples intended primarily as trade or sales pieces. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!



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