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Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
An old brown paper label attached reading ‘D?mmar? drum formed of two skulls used by Lamas in exorcisms – the “Parchment” is human skin and the “Trimmings” includes human hair , leopard skin , cowries and bells’
Then in another hand is written : ‘The skulls were brought from a battlefield in eastern Assam or Manipur by a Bhootya Coolie and made into a Dummaru by the Lama of Lopchu . The tuft of human hair attached to this , but now eaten by moths was plaited in three strands , was about fourteen inches long , and black . The leopard’s skin had hair on it before my illness but the hair is also now destroyed .’
Mid – Late 19 th Century
|Height||84.00 cm||(33.07 inches)|