African Wood Instruments(37 items)
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Featured Reviews on African Wood Instruments
This is used at my NonProfit -African Djembe.org
We at the AfricanDjembe.org love and cherish this product used as one of the first to teach our children of African and Indigenous descent about the history of African Drums. Founder & CEO Safiyyah R. Muhammad african firstname.lastname@example.org
Superb primitive style piece
Will treasure this for its functional simplicity, beautifully crafted again by Ibrahim. Have a number of pieces now from Ghana which are starting for me a wonderful collection
Ernestina Oppong Asante African drums and wood carvings
"Though carving has long been regarded as the preserve of men, I am glad that I have been able not only to infiltrate but to also make an impact on the trade."
“I joined NOVICA about 11 years ago. Prior to joining NOVICA, I was selling along the roadside, but now I am in my own shop. One thing I love about NOVICA is that besides selling your works, they also help artisans to grow their business. One of the changes I... read more
Popular African Wood Instruments
African Wood Djembe Drum, "Sword of Justice"$147.99
Colors burst with every inviting beat of this extraordinary djembe drum. First used in Benin for voodoo rituals, djembe drums now enliven celebrations around the world. Ernestina Oppong Asante combines a passion for carving with music, resulting in a traditional instrument with contemporary flair. The base is carved from tweneboa, a local hardwood of golden grain that highlights the engaging designs. Oppong applies shoe and mansion polish to enhance the wood's smooth, radiant appearance. Iron rod rings are attached to the mouth of the drum and wrapped with cotton to prevent rusting. Through these rings nylon ropes are double-woven, securely fastening the goatskin drumhead. Bright kente cloths adorn the upper part, while the base features brass inlay and majestic beaded swords.
Artisan Crafted West African Decorative Djembe Black Drum, "Black Invitation to Peace"$79.99
The Bambara people of Mali say the drum gets its name from the saying, which translates as "everyone gather together in peace" - thus defining the djembe's purpose. Christopher Nyasafo celebrates this legendary style of African drum with this decorative mini-djembe, in bluish black and white. He hand-carves the goblet-like shape of the drum from tweneboah wood, and gives a weathered appearance to the leather drumhead, which is affixed with iron rings wrapped in cotton.
Fair Trade African Wood Djembe Drum, "Give Thanks"$149.99
Superbly crafted of tweneboa wood, this elegant djembe drum features wave motifs that flow around the base. Designer Nana Adu Amankwapam I names it or "Thanks" in the Akan language, as such drums play a vital role during festivals. The goatskin head is affixed by iron rings wrapped in cloth, and a macramè cord can be slung over the shoulder.
Hand Carved Tweneboa Wood Bongo Drum from Ghana, "Rhythmic Beat"$119.99
Enjoy the thrill of an African beat with this exotic bongo drum by Ghanaian artisan Mary Charity Owusu. Hand-carved out of tweneboa wood, the drum has a goatskin head and is professionally tuned. Unique markings and red and black cotton cord adorn the drum, which features a convenient carrying strap.