Djembe drum with raised dot painted decoration
The djembe drum has a hand-carved body (or shell) of hardwood and a drumhead made of untreated (not limed) rawhide, most commonly made from goatskin. Made and decorated completely by hand by skilled artisans in Bali
Available in three sizes
Item may not be exactly as shown in the pictures due to the hand-made nature of this item
Size: Choice of 3 sizes – but all what we would class as small
Measurements: (All measurements are approximate.) Small 12 x 7.5cm, Medium 14 x 9cm and large 15 x 10cm
Material: Hardwood body and untreated rawhide skin
Care: Wipe with a soft dry cloth. Store in a cool dry place.
Credentials: Fairly traded, sustainable, eco-friendly
A djembe or jembe (/ˈdʒɛmbeɪ/ JEM-bay; from Malinke jembe [dʲẽbe]) is a rope-tuned skin-covered goblet drum played with bare hands, originally from West Africa. According to the Bambara people in Mali, the name of the djembe comes from the saying “Anke djé, anke bé” which translates to “everyone gather together in peace” and defines the drum’s purpose. In the Bambara language, “djé” is the verb for “gather” and “bé” translates as “peace.” (quoted from Wikipedia)
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