Skull Drum / Damaru



A mid-sized skull drum made from two crania that are covered with leather that is painted green. The crania are secured at the middle with a collar of red felt and blue cotton. Hanging from the collar are two beaters made from twisted grasses with the ends covered in red cloth and there is also a long streamer made of yellow, blue, green, red and white chevron-shaped pieces of fabric that have been burnished, this is attached to the the collar by a rope of blue plaited cotton, with a circular disc of stone threaded onto it. The pediment of the streamer also has a small brass bell stitched to it.