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Wood mini-djembe drum, "Revival"

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The Sankofa Anoma symbol graces this beautiful mini-djembe by Ernestina Oppong... more

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The Sankofa Anoma symbol graces this beautiful mini-djembe by Ernestina Oppong Asante. An Adinkra symbol communicating popular wisdom, it directs Africans to the roots and strengths of their beginnings and past. The bird turns its head and neck an almost impossible 180 degrees, because no strain is too hard for gathering bygone experiences and learning from them. The symbol is drawn from a proverb meaning "Go back to fetch it," inferring learning from the past in order to build for the future; it translates as "positive reversion and revival."

Carved from tweneboa wood, this beautiful percussion instrument is finished with mansion polish. Glass beads and brass plates further embellish it. The goatskin drumhead is affixed by iron rings wrapped in cotton, and a macramé cord can be slung over the shoulder. The djembe originated in Benin, where it is used during voodoo rites. It has been introduced into neighboring countries and is indispensable in contemporary reggae.

  • 0.50 kgs
  • 1.1 lbs
  • 27 cm H x 16 cm Diam.
  • 10.75" H x 6.25" Diam.

  • Tweneboa wood, goatskin, cotton, brass and glass
  • 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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From Hagerstown, Maryland

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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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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

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  • 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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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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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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