Lot: 30

93rd 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
German Collection
D: 7.9 inch;
H: 5.7 inch
600 EUR
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"