Double-headed drum, with sticks (tambor de dos parches)
Made by Juan Cruz Rodríguez, Zoque Indians; Rayón, Chiapas; ca. 1963
Collected by Norman D. Thomas, 1965
Among the Zoque, the drum is one of the principal ceremonial instruments, used with a wooden flute. Vibrator strings across the heads are tightened when in use to add resonance. Zoque drums are made by their players, who are part-time musicians.
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