Maso Bwikam

$50.00

Artist: Adriana Felix

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Description

BAA WEHAI,
BUEJA,
BAA PO WEHAI , BWEHEIM- YOEME
JICARA DE AGUA – SPANISH
WATER DRUM – ENGLISH

XICALLI – is the NAHUATL word for gourd, not for water drum

These floating gourd drums are traditional Yaqui instruments
played during the YAQUI DEER DANCE
also known as  MAZOYIWUA

a gourd is filled with water
with another gourd floating in the water and struck with a stick
wrapped in a corn husk called a (baa jiponia)

there are also gourds (hirukiam) which have rasps laid across them
which are then scraped,
the gourd acts as a resonator/amplifier
i.e.,​the sound becomes amplified as the gourd becomes a natural speaker

Each doll is about 3 to 4 in inches tall.

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