Artisan Crafted African Adinkra Theme Djembe Drum (20 Inch), "Sankofa Beat"
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Sankofa, a traditional West African adinkra symbol, adorns the base of a traditional djembe drum. It depicts a bird with its head turned backwards, taking an egg off its back. The word sankofa in the Twi language of Ghana means to "reach back and take it," in other words, to return to one's roots or take what is good from the past.
Lawrence Kattah creates the patterns on tweneboah wood. The djembe originated in Benin 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 the drum features a macramé cord handle.
- 3.29 kgs
- 7.3 lbs
- 51 cm H x 28 cm Diam.
- 20" H x 11" 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.