My uncle worked for a pipeline company that sent him to Africa (and several other exotic locations) in the late 50s and early 60s and he would bring back tribal artifacts from his travels. One of the pieces he brought back was an African drum nearly identical to this one. I have not been able to authentic the age of this one, but its of an more unusual shape than most - as his was - and has hair loss that indicates it has been well used and around for a long time.
That being said....what a super relic of African tribal art and music this is! My research indicates it it most likely made from goat skin....though it could be something more unique such as a gazelle.
It stands a tall 13 1/4" high, the top is 6" across and the bottom is 3 1/2". It contains "something"??? that rolls around to make a bongo bongo sound....I have no idea what they put in it before they laced it up.
Machete show in photos will be listed seperately on 7/14/10
This drums sells in "as is" vintage shape...please note, the hair is worn off in some areas from use.
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Unique native African tribal drum, goat skin leather, hand laced rawhide, tribal artifact, authentic, hand crafted, ethnic
- Vintage item from the 1960s
- Materials: leather, goat skin, wood
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- Only ships to United States from Texas, United States.