YAKA SLIT DRUMS ARCHIVES, DRC

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

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

For all UNSOLD Yaka Drums, GO TO YAKA DRUMS PAGE


YAKA
Drum 11
19.5" high
SOLD



YAKA
Drum 4
18.5" high
SOLD

 

YAKA
Drum 1
23" high
SOLD

 

YAKA
Drum 2
28" high
SOLD

YAKA
Drum 5
19" high
SOLD


 

YAKA
Drum 6
31" high
SOLD

 

YAKA
Drum 7
23" high
SOLD

 

YAKA
Drum 8
27" high
SOLD

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

YAKA, SLIT DRUMS ARCHIVES, 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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