Name: Qilaat.
Type: Membranophones > Drums > Frame.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 221.311
Region: North America.


Qilaat ~ A frame drum played by Inuit people in circumpolar North America, Alaska USA, Canada  and Greenland ~ photographed by Graeme Gibson @ Native American Exhibit ~ British Museum, London UK 2019 ;









Construction: The qilaat is a frame drum that has an extended handle carved of wood attached to the frame. The frame is very thin in the diameter of thickness. Animal skin is stretched and laced onto the frame. A beater is carved from a separate piece of wood often a branch.

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