Kwaguilth Octagonal Hide Drum With Mallet
This Kwaguilth drum features a killer whale design. It is made out of wood, skin, and leather. Music was an important component of social and religious occasions. Songs were accompanied by musical instruments such as drums, rattles, and wind instruments. To Kwaguilth and other residents of the Northwest Coast, the killer whale is an impressive animal and is countlessly referenced in mythology and art.
Accession Number 88-4