A variable tension hourglass-shaped portative drum (‘talking drum’), Nigeria, fourth quarter of the 20th century. Wooden hourglass-shaped shell, the leather heads with concealed hoops and tensioned by numerous thin strips of leather. An apron of fabric mounted on leather, with brass bells, partly covers the tensioning strips at each end of the drum. Carrying strap of fabric mounted on leather. Nigeria. Presented by Bandsman R. Gowerall.

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