Historic Cochiti Pueblo Painted Hand Held Drum [SOLD]

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Unknown Maker
  • Category: Pueblo Drums
  • Origin: Cochiti Pueblo, KO-TYIT
  • Medium: wood, rawhide, paint
  • Size: 7-1/2” tall x 9-1/4” diameter
  • Item # 25508
  • SOLD

Painted and unpainted drums of all sizes are used in pueblo ceremonies. The drum suggests the thunder that comes with rain. The drum has two heads. Pueblo songs are written to start slowly and then go to a climax. At a certain point of the song, the drum is flipped over to achieve a higher beat. This lifts the dancers and gives them the impetus to continue dancing.

 

The body of the drum is painted in alternating colors of blue and yellow with white just below the drum heads.  Black lines outline the body paint.

 

Condition: The heads of this Historic Cochiti Pueblo Painted Hand Held Drum were never painted but left in their natural state.  There is no damage to the drum. 

Provenance: From the Dana Lipsig Scarpitta collection.

Recommended Reading: Rain: Native Expressions from the American Southwest by Ann Marshall

 

Unknown Maker
  • Category: Pueblo Drums
  • Origin: Cochiti Pueblo, KO-TYIT
  • Medium: wood, rawhide, paint
  • Size: 7-1/2” tall x 9-1/4” diameter
  • Item # 25508
  • SOLD

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