CHOKWE DRUM 2, Angola

 

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

CHOKWE, DRUM 2, 19", $450, SOLD

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.

Chokwe drums, with their intricate abstract designs and faces, are double-headed and show the creativity and power they put into functional objects.

One head on this drum is intact, but not really playable, the other head (shown) has one large hole missing.

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