In this Album you will see several different Teponaztlis types which are made by our Artisan people which belong to the Nahuatl people. Its has been tradition since generations in their families to do these type of prehispanic instruments.
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The Aztec Drum or Teponaztli is a rectangular shaped drum played by the Aztec and Mayan people of Old Mexico before the European conquest. Their ancient playing style, which combines sounds from two or more tongues cut into the drum body, was lost in the 16th century.Today, the original playing techniques are utilized by traditional Mexican dance groups. A Teponaztli is typically a flat-set percussion instrument played by hitting one of the two thick wooden panels in the center, where it would resonate into the instrument's hollow.