Photographs © Tim Hamill
19.5 " high
The head on this drum is intact but not really playable as it is loose and difficult to tighten. The sides and base are covered with a raffia skirt with cowries and beads.
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.
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