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Cochiti Pueblo Well-Used Drum with Beater - 25811

Category: Other Art Objects | Posted by Adobe Gallery Team Member | Sat, Jan 30th 2016, 4:15pm

Cochiti Pueblo Drum - 25811Painted 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.

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