Large, handmade, wooden, goblet-shaped drums.
The head is approximately 13-inch across and they stand about 24 inches high
Traditional African Djembe Drum
The Djembe is the drum of the Mandinka people, dating back to the great Mali empire of the 12th century. A goblet-shaped hand drum traditionally chiseled from a solid log by local artisans, the Djembe is found in Togo, Guinea, Mali, Sierra Leone, ivory Coast and Senegal. It is traditionally played standing with the drum between the legs and supported with a shoulder harness. A sacred and versatile drum utilized in healing ceremonies, ancestor worship, rites of passage, warrior rituals, as well as social dances.
Each African Djembe Drum is an "original" work of art, individually hand carved, no two are exactly alike which adds to the value of each traditional tribal drum. The original nature of tribal drums will be reflected by variances from the Djembe drum as shown, each piece of a specific style is similar, but not identical.
As a sustainable business we work hard to promote the economic wellbeing of our craftspeople and to ensure that they get paid a fair price for their products. Bulk and small orders are welcome. Please contact us to discuss bulk order prices. Single drum price $180