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African Crafts Market will be closed from the 22 September to the 13 October for a well deserved break. Last online orders will be on Saturday 17 September and sent out before the 22 September. During this time we will not be taking in any orders. Our website will be taking orders again after this date. Sorry if this causes any inconvenience.

African traditional Ashiko drum

African traditional Ashiko drum
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African Rosewood Ashiko Drum


Region: Nigeria

Material: Rose Wood

Size: 50cm (H)

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African traditional Ashiko drum

Size: 40cm (H)- Drum above

A Cone-shaped wood body drum with stave construction, goat skin heads, rope tuning. These drums are becoming more and more popular. They're light, portable, and sound BIG. When fitted with a strap, they can be played while moving or dancing.African Ashiko drum

The drum is still used today as a talking drum amongst the indigenous people who created it, just as it has been for centuries. The Ashiko drum is indigenous to the Yoruba peoples from the south-western region of what is now known as Nigeria, officially known as the Federal Republic of Nigeria since 1963. “Ashiko” is a Yoruba word that means “drum”; depending on the inflection of the native tonal language, it can also mean “freedom” or “the world of time”

Each Ashiko drum is an "original" work of art, individually hand carved, no two are exactly alike which adds to the value of each piece. The original nature of tribal art will be reflected by variances from the drum as shown, each piece of a specific style is similar, but not identical.

To view the description of the African drum click on the image above.

A true African work of art.

We have a variety of African drums in our gallery for you to view.

Other styles available - view our main African drums page

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