Artisan Crafted Wood Drum, "Tinya"
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This attractive percussion instrument is known as a bombo (drum) in Peru and is often used during magical Andean rituals. Bull hide is stretched over the wood cylinder, while nylon cords tautly adhere the beating surface to the frame. A cotton strap – elaborated in the Cuzco style – is slung over the neck, allowing the musician to strike either end of the drum. This piece offers an energetic accent to any space.
Dionisio Quilla has received a $400 microcredit loan with 0% interest. Proceeds were used to purchase the materials he needs to increase production, such as wood and bamboo.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.