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Historic Cochiti Pueblo Painted Hand Held Drum - 25508

Category: Other Art Objects | Posted by Adobe Gallery Team Member | Tue, Aug 30th 2016, 2:55pm

Cochiti Pueblo Drum 25508Painted 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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