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Shaman drum
MMIW_SHAMANDRUM
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

Shamans are spiritual and religious, and have healing powers. Only those who received divine revelation could become a shaman, and their instruments and tools were also regarded as sacred.

History of the Object
Shaman drums originated from instruments that were used by Shamans in Siberia. They are also used to heal those suffering from illnesses and to communicate with the spiritual world.

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Type
Musical instruments 
Materials
Leather, Wood, Metal 
Measurements
Width 44 cm. Height 11.5 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Nepal 
Geography
Nepal 
Time period
AD 19th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
19th Century 
Function
This instrument was used for ritual ceremonies or charming away illnesses. 
Acquisition
Purchased in an antique shop in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 2008 
Copyright
MMIW 
Acknowledgements
Grove dictionary of musical instruments 
Owner
MMIW 
Museum
Museum of Musical Instruments of the World 
Credit line
MMIW 

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