We are unpacking our new offerings, a great shipment of
drums from West Africa, and they are incredible! This is one of
the most unique select drums we have ever set aside for Auction. This
particular choice drum is a rare Jumbo Talking Drum, Talker or Tama or
Tana. It is a drum held under the arm or between the legs where pressure
on the strings changes the tension on the two heads causing a great variety in the tone.
It can be made to sound like many different drums, or voices. It
is a asset to any musical group. This particular one is the largest one we have ever
gotten, has its heads made of some goat skin. It measures
13+ " wide (diameter of both drum heads) and 24+" Tall. As such it is
larger than many Djembe's!
The drum is carved from one piece of wood (Teak or
Djimba Mahogany ?) and is rubbed and stained then fitted with the two goat skin
heads, fastened with covered rings, and tied via a wound cord assembly that wraps all
around the drum. Its cordage includes a shoulder strap. This is a very
unique drum and produces many wonderful different sounds on demand. A truely
interesting and rare drum worthy of your collection !
Retail is not known as it is such a rare item. We would guess about
$450-500 Reserve on this auction set at $225
24" Tall 13" dia Heads.
Shipping is by FedEx
Ground Insured (phone number required) for $24.50 anywhere in the
Continental US, we will notify you of tracking number
so you can follow it online at the
FedEx website.. Add $5 for shipment to Alaska or
Hawaii. $7 for Canada. $10 for most of Europe. Money order, credit card,
paypal.com or Billpoint
payment only thank you. All sales final. If you are
buying this as a gift, you will be sorely tempted to keep it for yourself.