Wood Djembe Drum, 'Think Together' (Ghana)

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ITEM# 20253197
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    ITEM#: 20253197

    Daniel Asante carves an extraordinary djembe drum from tweneboa wood. He depicts solemn faces in high relief that gaze thoughtfully from the base. Illustrating a wise saying, its name Tikoro Nkoagyina is an Akan word meaning 'two heads are better than one.' 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 macrame cord can be slung over the shoulder.

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    Story Behind the Art:
    I was born on April 22, 1969. I learned how to carve from a brother in-law Samuel in 1998 at Aburi, before then I learned carpentry in 1989 in Accra. I use sese and tweneboa woods for all my products. I specialize in the making of mask and drums. There is high demand for my products, but due to financial constraints I'm not able to produce more work to meet the demand. People come for my products for exhibitions and, when a contract is won, they bring it to me to produce. I get a commission on the amount paid, but I'm happy to work with Novica because I won't be cheated again. I have taught more than ten people how to carve and they are also well-established in this trade. I love to create new designs, so I constantly work to diversify my collection of masks and profiles. I'm married and I have four children but, I also look after five other children.

    • Weight: 6.8 lbs
    • Dimension: 18.5" H x 11" W x 11" D
    • Accent Type: Instruments
    • Material: Wood, Iron, Cotton
    • Color: Brown
    • Made in Ghana 


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    Product Features Handmade
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      Was very late in arriving, however very satisfied when I finally got it. Looks old and carving looks original, done by hand

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      Very well made. Adds character.

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        nice art work

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        Attended an African Drumming Circle today and want to attend workshops in September in the Poconos. This one was hand carved in Ghana where my friend Peter Baird who was a Buddhist for 40 years was from. I really like the "think together" faces, which reminds me of the Buddhist phrase "Many in Body, One in mind." The size was what I was looking for and it is handmade from all-natural materials as in the original culture in West Africa.

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