African Wood Instruments(73 items)
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Proudly displayed in my livingroom
I have this precious African drum displayed on the wall on a stand for all to see. I have had many compliments and everyone has been impressed with the craftsmanship and quality of the drum. I am very pleased with the purchase and it was well worth the money that was spent for it.
For a smaller drum, this work of art has a deeper resonating sound. Dont be fooled by hits small stature! Tuned perfectly! :)
This is used at my NonProfit -African Djembe.org
We at the AfricanDjembe.org love and cherish this product used as one of the first to teach our children of African and Indigenous descent about the history of African Drums. Founder & CEO Safiyyah R. Muhammad african email@example.com
Ernestina Oppong Asante African drums and wood carvings
"Though carving has long been regarded as the preserve of men, I'm glad that I have been able not only to infiltrate but to also make an impact on the trade."
"Prior to working with you, I was selling along the roadside, but now I am in my own shop. One thing I love about you is that you advise artisans so we can grow. I've observed that the quality of my work has improved with your advice. I have also increased the number of... read more
Popular African Wood Instruments
Authentic African Mini Djembe Drum Crafted by Hand, "African Aubergine"$79.99
Carved in low relief, creamy triangles embrace the purple base of a mini djembe drum. Christopher Nyasafo sculpts the drum from tweneboa wood. The goatskin head is affixed by iron rings wrapped in cotton, and black nylon cords tighten the drumhead. The djembe originated in Benin, where it is used in traditional ceremonies and voodoo rituals; today it appears in reggae groups the world over.
Fair Trade Wood Djembe Drum, "Think Together"$209.99
Daniel Asante carves an extraordinary djembe drum from tweneboa wood. He depicts solemn faces in high relief that gaze thoughtfully from the base. Illustrating a wise saying, its name Tikoro Nkoagyina is an Akan word meaning "two heads are better than one." The djembe originated in Benin, where it is used during voodoo rites, and has been introduced into neighboring countries. It is indispensable in contemporary reggae. The goatskin head is affixed by iron rings wrapped in cotton, and a macramé cord can be slung over the shoulder.
Wood Djembe Drum from West Africa, "Giraffe Beat"$314.99
The musical traditions of West Africa inspire Salihu Ibrahim in the colorful design of this drum. Its name comes from the Malian language meaning "come together." This is one of the few types of drums played throughout the different West African communities, who tend to restrict the use of musical instruments to their own group. Ibrahim carves the djembe's goblet shape from tweneboa wood and details it with an giraffe walking in the savannah. It features a goatskin drumhead that is played with the hands.
Sankofa Symbol Authentic African Djembe Handcrafted Drum, "Sankofa Symbol"$479.99
Beautiful and sonorous, this djembe drum features an engraved symbol on the base. The is understood as "go back to your roots," a message conveyed through the form of a bird with its head tilted backward. Robert K. Ghartey crafts the handsome drum. The goatskin head is affixed by iron rings wrapped in cotton, and a macramé cord can be slung over the shoulder.
The djembe originated in Benin, where it is used during voodoo rites, and has been introduced into neighboring countries. It is indispensable in contemporary reggae.