Drum. Description: Chinese, (redwood?) carved from one piece- inside flutted, pig-skin head attached by multi-faceted nails in a double row, head flutted at bottom and perforated for border, head broken. 4 rings attached to keg through inside. Black, red and white ink letters with parts of paper label with Chinese characters. Bottom modified with wood to cover opening. History: Found hanging on joss house in Newcastle in 1950 Made in Canton by Sam Chong. Portable and used in parades, etc. for dance of the lion (szutse) buddha religion. Spring inside for resonance like types found in cricket cages.
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