Wood Djembe Drum with Dondo Motifs from Ghana, "Musical Dondo"
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By Ghanaian artisan Ernestina Oppong Asante, this djembe drum is sure to make a charming and enjoyable addition to your home decor. Originating in West Africa, djembe drums are traditionally used for voodoo rituals, but over time have been incorporated into the musical traditions of surrounding areas. The drum is handcrafted of tweneboa wood, etched with dondo motifs, characteristic of a style of "talking" drum from North Ghana. A goat leather head and polyester cord completes the drum.
- 0.93 kgs
- 2.1 lbs
- 27 cm H x 14 cm W x 17 cm D
- 10.75" H x 5.5" W x 6.75" D
Ernestina supports and provides for her grandchildren's education.
Ernestina Oppong Asante has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1600 and the most recent for $800. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of wood and paints, as well as leather for the drums.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.