This musical instrument, made of wood and leather, belongs to the Gentilar culture, which flourished in the extreme north of Chile (Arica) between 1200 and 1470 CE.

It is a drum made from a hollowed-out piece of wood with leather stretched over it and sewn together with a leather fastening running horizontally around the body of the drum. The seam is further bound by a leather strap, which also holds a carrying handle, clearly worn by use.

There is no recording of this drum, as any attempt to play such an ancient leather instrument would likely damage the instrument.

Dimensions: 175 mm high x 170 mm long x 170 mm wide (approx 7” on each side).

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Part Code: MCHAP 2542

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