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body: metal; L. 15.5cm
membrane: animal skin, Dm. 17.0cm

A conical single-headed friction drum. The membrane is attached to the broader end of the drum shell with a metal hoop, which is tightened by four bolts. A wooden rod is attached inside the drum by a screw through the center of the membrane. A sound is produced by rubbing the rod with a wet cloth or the hand which has been dampened.

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