YAKA SLIT DRUMS, DRC

The slit drums below show no signs of age or use and were probably made to be sold.


YAKA
Drum 9
26.5" high
$400

YAKA
Drum 10
21.5" high
$300

YAKA
Drum 12
18.5" high
$300


YAKA
Drum 3
18.5" high
$400



YAKA
Drum 13
13.5" high
$300

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

YAKA, SLIT DRUMS, DRC

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. Vertical examples from the Yaka people show careful execution.

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