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Hand-Painted Sese Wood Djembe Drum from Ghana, "Colorful Pebbles"

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Ghanaian artisan Ernestina Oppong Asante crafts a small djembe drum of sese... more

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Ghanaian artisan Ernestina Oppong Asante crafts a small djembe drum of sese wood, providing the perfect home accent for playing music or for simple decoration. She says "I saw some stones piled up at a place. I loved the way it looked and that inspired me to do something like that." Hand-painted designs in yellow and green that resemble decorative pebbles decorate the drum.

  • 0.61 kgs
  • 1.3 lbs
  • 28.5 cm H x 17 cm Diam.
  • 11.25" H x 6.75" Diam.

  • Sese wood, goat skin
  • Instrument Rating: Beginner quality, intended for casual use
  • 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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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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Total reviews

27

Verified Reviewer

04/17/2021

"I love my drum"

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I have played this drum at many a Peaceweaver Gathering. This drum brings me joy.

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03/16/2021

"Spectacular!"

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Im not an expert on African art, so when I would see masks for hundreds of dollars in a shop I would not know what I was paying for. But this mask is just as beautiful and it supports living artists at a price I can afford. I am so happy I got this mask, and as soon as Im out of lockdown I look forward to showing it to my friends!!

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wood metal carving serene

Best Uses

  • decorative

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03/06/2021

"I love this"

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I have this one on a wall cutout between kitchen and living room, and its beautiful. Happy with this purchase.

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12/26/2020

"masque correct, mais ......."

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Masque correct, mais qui nest pas celui de la photo. La girafe est beaucoup plus fonc?e, mais le probl?me est surtout l?l?phant qui est dune couleur orange fluo, rien ? voir avec la photo, + la trompe et le front ne sont absolument pas sculpt?s, ils sont tout lisses.. Je vais devoir repeindre l?l?phant, car retourner le masque est trop contraignant, et aurait un co?t.

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  • d?coration

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Animal Kingdom I, African Animal Wall Mask Hand Carved from Wood

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08/28/2020

"outstanding"

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The detail and colors come alive. This is a very very nice piece

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Verified Reviewer

07/12/2020

"Birthday gift"

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This was a gift and the person loves it.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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.

 
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