African Crafts Market

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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 Talking drum

African Talking drum
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African Talking Drum


Region: Ghana

Material: Wood

Size: 40cm (H)

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African Talking drum

Size: 40cm (H)- Drum above

A handcrafted Talking drum from Mali

Talking drums are hourglass shaped drums with a drum on each end. They are also known as "waisted drums" since the hourglass shape appears to give the drum a "waist". The drums are made from animal hide and have leather cords that run along the body attaching to the animal hide at the other end. The size of talking drums varies greatly from the smallest called a "gan gan" to the largest drum - "dun dun. Our handmade talking drums have a playable head on each end of the drum.

The talking drum is held under the left arm and squeezed as the drum is hit with a bent stick. The act of squeezing the drum changes the pitch and gives off various notes.

The talking drum above is a smaller drums, bigger drums can be seen below

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 below or view our main African drums page

African Talking drum

West African Djembe Drum


Region: Ghana

Material: Wood

Size: 60cm (H)

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