Small Talking Drum

with beater

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We are unpacking our new offerings, a great shipment of drums from West Africa, and they are 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 of the smaller variety, making it ideal for packing into suitcases, backpacks, or for young adults to learn with.     It is of the same basic design as our larger Talkers and  has both its heads   made of goat skin.  It  measures 6+ " wide (diameter of both drum heads) and  10+" Tall.  The one shown is 6.5" dia and 11.8 " tall.             

The drum is carved from one piece of wood (Teak or Dimba Mahogany ?)   then rubbed and fitted with the two goat skin heads, fastened with covered rings, and tied via a wound cord assembly that wraps up and down 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 $ 39.95 to $ 59.95   

                  

Shipping is by  $8.20 anywhere in the continental US, we will notify you of tracking number  so you can follow it online.   Add $5 for shipment to Canada, Alaska or Hawaii.     Money order, credit card, billpoint.com,  payme.com or paypal.com  bank payment only thank you.    Paypal instant pay is preferred..  All sales final.   If you are buying this as a gift, you will be sorely tempted to keep it for yourself.

                                                            Enjoy !....