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Beautiful Large "Professional" Talking  Drum
18" x 8"     From Ghana

We are finishing off the last of our 4th Qtr offerings, a great shipment of drums from West Africa, and they have been   incredible!     This is one of more unique select drums set aside for Auction.      This particular choice drum  is  called a "Talking Drum, Talker or Tama or Tana".   It is a drum held in one hand or under the arm 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 nearly double the size of most we have gotten,   has its heads  made of some goat skin.  It   measures 8 " wide (diameter of both drum heads) and 18" Tall.  The carvers call this a "professional" as it is made to higher standards, has the carry/holding cord, and is tuned by an elder prior to shipping.    The dark cords are a trademark of these large professional drums.    We didnt get many of them, you might wish to be sure to get this one while they are still available.  

The drum is carved from one piece of wood (Teak or Dimba 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.   It is a very unique drum and produces many wonderful different sounds on demand.  A truely interesting drum worthy of your collection !  Comes with a hand carved beater.     Retail $ 129.95 to $179.95   Minimum on this auction set at $80.00  Buy it now (B4 any one bids) set at $95.00   This is a TAMA by far superior to most found these days, you will love it!!!   

Shipping is by UPSGroundtrak Insured  for $9.70 anywhere in the US, we will notify you of tracking number  so you can follow it online at the UPS website.  Add $6US for shipment to Canada.  Europe freight  add $9US.   Money order, credit card,,, billpoint  only thank you.    All sales final.   If you are buying this as a gift, you will be sorely tempted to keep it for yourself.              Enjoy !....

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