Lot: 3093rd Tribal Art Auction
Small frog drum "pha si"
Myanmar / Laos, Karen
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Manfred Sackmann, Berlin, Germany
Van Ham, Cologne, 12 June 2019, lot 2548
D: 7.9 inch;
H: 5.7 inch
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance
bronze, When there is a drought, the Karens take the drums into the fields where they are played to make the frogs croak because the Karens believe that if the frogs croak, it is sign that rain will surely fall. Therefore, the drums are also known as "rain drums"