Cochiti Painted Drum with Triangles

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Artist Previously Known
  • Category: Pueblo Drums
  • Origin: Cochiti Pueblo, KO-TYIT
  • Medium: wood, paint, rawhide
  • Size: 4-¼” tall x 6-½” diameter
  • Item # C4735H
  • Price: $680

This Cochiti Pueblo wooden drum is painted with red and blue triangles, topped with white surrounding the edges of the drumheads, which were painted with a green pigment. Each drumhead is painted brick red.  The hoop for holding the drum is broken.

We would estimate that the drum dates to the mid-twentieth century. It exhibits extensive wear from use, and there is a rich patina, both visible and tangible. A gentle tap of the rawhide drumhead produces a pleasant, round tone, confirming that the artist devoted attention to both visual impression and sonic integrity.


Condition: excellent condition, wear from use but no notable damage or restoration

Provenance: this Cochiti Painted Drum with Triangles is from the collection of a gallery client

Recommended Reading: Desert Drums: The Pueblo Indians of New Mexico 1540-1928 by Leo Crane, 1972

TAGS: Pueblo Drums, Cochiti Pueblo, KO-TYIT

Artist Previously Known
  • Category: Pueblo Drums
  • Origin: Cochiti Pueblo, KO-TYIT
  • Medium: wood, paint, rawhide
  • Size: 4-¼” tall x 6-½” diameter
  • Item # C4735H
  • Price: $680

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