Ernestina Oppong Asante presents this handcrafted dondo drum, its hourglass figure veiled in cords of fishermen's thread, strung tautly to tune the opposing goatskin drumheads. Various tribes in Ghana employ the dondo. It has an influential sound when accompanying other instruments because the hollow body of tweneboa wood resonates powerfully.
- 1.06 kgs
- 2.3 lbs
- 42 cm H x 21 cm Diam.
- 16.5" H x 8.25" Diam.
- Tweneboa wood, iron rods, cotton thread, goatskin
- Drumstick(s) included
- Instrument Rating: Advanced/Professional quality, intended for discerning musicians
- Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
- Free Gift Wrap? Yes
- Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
- Made in Ghana.
- Certified and shipped by our office in West Africa
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.