Cuica, friction drum, 10" model, of stainless steel with goatskin head.
Cuíca, friction drum, 10 inch model. The cylindrical shell and counterhoop of stainless steel, with eight steel tension rods. One end of a narrow fixed stick passes through the goatskin head, and is suspended within the drum. The stick has a string attached to the end on the outside of the head. The membrane vibrates when the stick is rubbed with a damp cloth. The maker's name 'CONTEMPORÂNEA' is printed on the head in black within a red frame, and is stamped on the counterhoop.