This beautifully hand carved Caribbean drum will make an excellent addition to your collection of Caribbean artifacts or as a decorative item in your Caribbean themed room or vacation home. The top is covered in natural hide while the body of the drum is beautifully carved and labeled "Nassau." This drum was mostly likely used in a ceremonial capacity in its native Caribbean society. Due to a missing peg (see photos), we have given this authentic piece our quality rating of Nice.
- Product Rating: Nice
- Dimensions: 14.5" tall X 11.5" diameter
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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.