IGBO DRUMS, Nigeria



IGBO
Slit Drum 4
20.5" high
$1500

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

Igbo Drum 1
SOLD

Igbo Drum 1
SOLD

Igbo Drum 2
SOLD

Igbo Drum 2
SOLD

Igbo Drum 2
SOLD

 

Igbo Drum 3
SOLD

 

Igbo Drum 3
SOLD

Photographs © Tim Hamill

IGBO, DRUMS, Nigeria

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. The Igbo use both the vertical and the larger horizontal type. We are also showing a tall, skinheaded drum with wonderful relief carving.

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