Tabulay Drum

A tabulay or thabule drum. The tabulay is a bowl shaped, laced drum with one skin. It is beaten by two people hitting it in turn with ropes ending in leather pouches filled with stones. The tabulay is used to call people to meetings or prayers.

Further Information

  • Type: Musical instruments
  • Object: Tabulay Drum
  • Materials: No Data / Other
  • Culture Group: Other
  • Dimensions: 190mm [H] 750mm [C]
  • Production Date: Pre 2010
  • Associated Places: Unknown
  • Associated People: Unknown
  • Museum: Sierra Leone National Museum
  • Accession Number: SLNM.2010.033.06

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