This beautifully hand carved and painted African ashiko drum will make an excellent addition to your collection of African artifacts or as a decorative item in your African themed room. Given the highly ornamental nature of this drum, it was mostly likely used in a ceremonial capacity in its native African society. We have given this beautiful piece our quality rating of Excellent.
About the Ashiko Drum
The ashiko drum is shaped like a tapered cylinder (or truncated cone) with the head on the wide end, and the narrow end open. It is made of hardwood and generally has a goatskin hide. It is played with the hands, and tuned by ropes. Ashiko drums – or variants thereof – are traditionally found in West Africa, as well as part of the Americas.