Very rare and original, ca1900 Native American Great Lakes Indian (Cree or possibly Ojibwa) Paint Decorated, Bentwood and Hide Drum. This outstanding , Painted Hide Drum measure approx. 18" in diameter and 5 1/2" wide.
This wonderful, great Lakes Drum is finely crafted and made with two hide panels stretched over a bentwood frame. The sides of the Drum are lashed together with hide thongs and decorated using twill wool ribbon. There is a single, cloth wrapped handle on the side. Each hide drum face is painted with an image of a seated figure.
The Paint Decorated Drum offered here is unconditionally guaranteed original and of the period. It is not a reproductions or modern recreations but original Great Lakes Tribe Drum crafted around the turn of the 20th century. The Drum comes with our no questions asked return privilege and our lifetime guarantee of authenticity.It is guaranteed to be deemed authentic, original and as described by any qualified third party authentication service. This very rare and fascinating, ca1900 Great Lakes Indian Drum is in very good condition and displays nicely. Each of the drum heads are taunt and have good sound but both have breaks in the hide as can be seen in the scans below.
There is soiling to both the hide and the wood elements and some wear to the twill wool ribbons. A very rare and original, ca1900 Native American Great Lakes Indian (Cree or possibly Ojibwa) Paint Decorated, Bentwood and Hide Drum and a fantastic addition to any collection!! The item "Ca1900 NATIVE AMERICAN GREAT LAKES INDIAN DECORATED BENTWOOD & HIDE DRUM" is in sale since Friday, February 03, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1800-1934\Musical Instruments".The seller is "walnutts" and is located in Brewster, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.