18 Inch Handcrafted West African Djembe Drum, "Fingerprint"
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Inspired by the musician's fingerprints, intricate geometric motifs adorn the base of a traditional djembe drum. Lawrence Kattah creates the patterns in warm tweneboah wood. The djembe originated in Benin, where it is used during voodoo rites, and has been introduced into neighboring countries; it has become indispensable in reggae. The goatskin head is affixed by iron rings wrapped in cotton, and an macramé cord can be slung over the shoulder.
- 3.06 kgs
- 6.7 lbs
- 47 cm H x 26 cm Diam.
- 18.5" H x 10.25" Diam.
- Tweneboah wood, goat hide, iron, cotton cords
- Instrument Rating: Advanced/Professional quality, intended for discerning musicians
- Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
- Free Gift Wrap? Yes
- Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
- Made in Ghana.
- Certified and shipped by our office in West Africa
This artist is currently supporting and providing for the education of their children, grandchildren, or children in their community, whether it be at the primary, secondary, or university level.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
Lawrence Kattah has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $250.
This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.