DAN SLIT DRUMS, Liberia and Ivory Coast

 

DAN
Drum 4
23" high
$400

 

DAN
Drum 5
20" high
$300

TheseDan drums shows no evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.

The drums below have been sold and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

DAN
Drum 1
SOLD

DAN
Drum 2
SOLD

DAN
Drum 3
SOLD

DAN
Drum 6
SOLD

Photographs © Tim Hamill

DAN, SLIT DRUMS, Liberia

Drums are among the most important art forms in Africa, used both as a musical instrument and as a work of sculpture significant in many ceremonial functions, including dance, rituals, story-telling and communication of messages.

Slit drums, with hollow chambers and long narrow openings that resonate when struck, often take a human or animal form in which the drum becomes the body. Several vertical examples from the Dan people show the creativity and power they put into functional objects.

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