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Southeast Asian Rain Drum, Karen Frog Drum, Burmese Bronze Drum, Kayah Drum

 

Southeast Asian Rain Drum, Karen Frog Drum, Burmese Bronze Drum

 

❖ Symbols of Wealth - a form of Hill Tribe currency and desired object of status

Individually cast in the cire perdue manner by the Shan Burmese for the Karen Hill Tribes 

❖ A summoning instrument for agricultural, communal and spiritual rituals

❖ Relevant and repurposed from the ritual to the decorative 

❖ “The Magic Pond”, a central splash radiates ripples in which swim fish and fowl, observed by frogs at the edge

❖ Over 3000 years of design evolution originating from the Dong Son culture in Vietnam

❖ A concept of prosperity expressed in bronze art of a perfectly balanced aquatic environment 

Burma