A Buryat shaman’s drum and iron ornaments from a shaman’s regalia. This drum is rather unique because the zagalmai design is created by the sewing together of four deer skins. The hole in the center is intentional and is created by sewing the skins onto an iron ring in the center. This represents the gol, the center of the universe and the shaman’s gateway to other worlds. The ribbons on the side of the drum represent the ears of the drum, and the jingle cones hanging from the bottom of the drum add to the drum’s sound or could be shaken to produce a rattling effect. The long chain, with man and horse shaped pendants on it, is approximately 5 feet long and would have hung from the back of a shaman’s crown. Below it is a miniature bow and arrow made of iron, one of the shaman’s magical weapons.