Dance drum (bulup)
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Wood, hide, fiber
H: 111.7 (H: 44 in)
Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Helen and Dr. Robert Kuhn. X86.1913
Each Kuba town has a set of dance drums that are played for entertainment and for ceremonial occassions. The decoration on the drums reflects the wealth and prestige of a given community.
Source: DjeDje, J. C. (1999). “Turn Up the Volume! A Celebration of African Music”, Los Angeles: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History. page 336