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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... more

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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
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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Wanda

From Gilbert, Arizoona USA

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01/20/2021

"Awesome and beautiful"

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This is part of a beautiful set.

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Wanda

From Gilbert, Arizoona USA

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01/20/2021

"Birthday Gift"

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I purchased all three of the figurines produced by this artist as a set for my sons 52nd birthday.

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Elaine

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12/21/2020

"Perfect for the man-cave!"

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Beautiful work of art! My son-in-law loved it!

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Kimberley

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03/05/2020

"more details than expected"

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James my husband loved it.

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Kpanlogo Drummer, Original Ebony Wood Sculpture of African Drummer

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Linda

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10/04/2018

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Michelle

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12/19/2017

"Kpanlogo Drummer"

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Gorgeous piece. Exceeded my expectations.

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