DJEMBE DRUM 1, West Africa

 

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DJEMBE DRUM 1
22" high x 12" wide x 13" deep
$400
West Africa

This drum has been vetted as authentic, with signs of significant age and use.

The head on this drum has a large hole and is not playable. There are some torn areas in the lines tightening the top (see detail). The bottom base section is embellished with upolstery tacks.

The most common and popular drums in west Africa, djembes are distinguished by their simple but elegant shapes and powerful sound. New examples can be tightened and tuned by tying the lines together.

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