pot drum

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A drum that is made by filling a ceramic pot with water and then covering it with a buckskin. A pot drum is played by hitting the stretched hide with a looped drumstick made of branches. The pot drum is used during ceremonies, such as the the Navajo Enemyway.

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"Navajo drum pot," photograph, Bilby Research Center. Bilby Research Center, Northern Arizona University. All rights reserved. Use with permission only.

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