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Hand Carved Djembe Drum, "Colors of Africa"

byErnestina Oppong Asante: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (28)
The colors of Africa appear in bright beads and hand-loomed kente cloth... more

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The colors of Africa appear in bright beads and hand-loomed kente cloth, conferring an extraordinary beauty on this djembe drum. Ernestina Oppong Asante carves the piece from tweneboa wood, adding brass inlays. Highly regarded in Ghana, Adinkra symbols adorn the base. The rotating form of Gye Nyame means "I fear none except God." The sankofa means "go back to your roots," conveyed through a bird with its head tilted backward.

The djembe originated in Benin, where it is used during voodoo rites, and has been introduced into neighboring countries. It is indispensable in contemporary reggae. The goatskin head is affixed by iron rings wrapped in cotton, and a macramé cord can be slung over the shoulder.

  • 3.06 kgs
  • 6.7 lbs
  • 51 cm H x 27 cm W x 27 cm D
  • 20" H x 10.75" W x 10.75" D

  • Tweneboa wood, goatskin, cotton kente cloth, beads
  • Instrument Rating: Beginner quality, intended for casual use
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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28

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04/11/2017

"UNIQUE, COLORFUL DRUM"

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This is a well made and interesting drum. The base has brass inserts and beaded designs pertinent to Africa. I am very, very pleased with this purchase. Thank you Ernestina for working with Novica so that your talents can be seen by everybody. Rochelle April 11, 2017

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Colors of Africa, Hand Carved Djembe Drum

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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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Colors of Africa, Hand Carved Djembe Drum

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04/28/2021

"Fine work of art- 5star"

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I bought this along with 3 other drums. Each is beautifully made and finished. Highly recommend.

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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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Noble Zebra, Fair Trade African Wood Wall Mask Carved by Hand in Ghana

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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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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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