Photographs © Tim Hamill
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.
This Kuba drum has been vetted as being authentic with significant signs of use and age. The head on this drum is intact, but not really playable. It has probably been replaced many times. There are some cracks and erosion on the sides.
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