single-skin drum

photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Local name: grajcarek
Classification: 2 Membranophones / 21 Struck drums / 211 Drums struck directly / 211.3 Frame drums / 211.31 Frame drums (without handle) / 211.311 Single-skin frame drums
Maker: Rafalski Józef
Date: 1920s
Village / Town: Jagodne
Region: Lesser Poland (Świętokrzyskie)
Country: Poland
Owner: The State Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw
Inventory number: PME 51682/1-2
Description: skin pulled over a wooden tubular frame, tensioned with a metal hoop with hooks and screws; the wooden frame has four rectangular openings with loose double metal circles and one rounded opening to hold the instrument
Measurements: diameter 390 mm
Materials: wood, leather, metal
Performance practice: a component of folk bands
Catalog card by: Teresa Lewińska / Zbigniew J. Przerembski
Design (PDF)

single-skin drum; rec Museum of Sound

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