Featured Native American drum?

Discussion in 'Tribal Art' started by journeymagazine, May 17, 2024.

  1. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    There was a lot of Native American art & stuff donated to the thrift store today & I got this piece.
    Is this legit or a tourist/child's drum?
    Thank you!

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  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    nice drum.....some age...but I can't say it's native made with any certainty
     
  3. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Ditto Komo-The thing that rubs me the wrong way is the eagle depiction (but it could be a modern NA rendering). Maybe if the bird was a little more stylized,but then traditions do change with time.
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  4. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    4 me it's the feathers on the sides....too muchy much...
     
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  5. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    -perhaps a bit corny ?
     
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  6. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    Hey! lol what gives me pause is there are similar on ebay but they are 15" +/- and mine is 10" - so maybe for a child (and hence the eagle'design)?
     
  7. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Sorry J,don't mean to offend,just call 'em as I see 'em.You might make a good hunk on Ebay-good luck.
     
  8. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    No worries- the smaller size means your probably more right than I am!
     
  9. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    The construction looks good,it's just the painting that looks more European than traditional NA.
     
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  10. Boland

    Boland Well-Known Member

    I agree. A cool looking thing with some definite age. I know absolutely nothing about identifying authentic NA items. But yes the eagle looks ‘commercialised’ but also it looks way ‘over engineered’ and well constructed for a child’s thing or tourist item (I think)
     
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