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Burmese Bronze Karen Rain Drum





AGE: Late 19th to Early 20th Century
CONSTRUCTION: – Bronze
DESCRIPTION: – Burmese Bronze Karen Rain Drum – four triple layered frogs on Tympanum, 3 small elephants on side at the base

HEIGHT: – 48.5cm
DIAMETER:– 60cm
WEIGHT:– 11.4 kg.
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Burmese Bronze Karen Rain Drum showing engraved decoration on the top and around the body of the drum with four triple layered decorative frogs on the Tympanum. These drums are also referred to as frog drums and have been used for hundreds of years in various tribal rituals in south East Asia, especially so among the Karen people of Thailand and Burma for a number of different ceremonial rituals such as encouraging spirits to bring rain and in funeral ceremonies to help the departed pass on to the afterlife.

These bronze drum originated during the Dongson culture, a bronze age culture in ancient Northern Vietnam during the later period of the Hong Bang Dynasty. The drums are highly prized by the Karen people of Thailand and Burma (Myanmar). These rain drums vary in style depending in which country they were made.

Burmese Bronze Karen Rain Drum

Burmese Bronze Rain Drum

Burmese Bronze Karen Rain Drum

Top Bronze Karen Rain Drum

side view elephants on Burmese Rain Drum

Lizard on Burmese Bronze Rain Drum

Frogs on Burmese Bronze Karen Rain Drum

close up view of Karen Rain Drum

Top view Bronze Karen Rain Drum

VBurmese Bronze Karen Rain Drum

Burmese Bronze Karen Rain Drum
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