Photo Quiz Answer!

Thanks to everyone who took the photo quiz last week! Now, what is this object?

drum photo quiz

Answer: A DRUM!

This is a wooden drum from Myanmar from the Ethnology collection of the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. Myanmar, also known as Burma, is a southeast Asian state bordered by China, Thailand, India, Laos, and Bangladesh. A drum like this is suspended by a cord around the neck and is used in a variety of traditional and modern dances.

Take a look at the following video to learn a little more about Myanmar drums:

[Stephanie Lynn Allen]

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