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