Musical Instruments - Drums

Artisan Crafted Gifts and Decor From Around the World

These Musical Instruments - Drums - are available from Novica who in association with National Geographic bring a whole range of handcrafted items from small scale crafts workshops, often run by a single craft worker in the developing world.
 
Prices correct at time of writing - subject to change

Mahogany jambe drum, 'Gareng the Joker' (Indonesia)
$364.99

The warm grain of mahogany brings its beauty to this Balinese jambe or djembe drum. Khoirul Anam crafts a classic design that depicts Gareng, son of Semar, the most powerful deity of the wayang puppet theater. Gareng is a comic character who makes pu
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Mahogany jambe drum, 'Jimbaran Beach' (Indonesia)
$364.99

Beautifully carved by hand, a surfer heads for the water, depicted on the base of this handsome drum. Above, palm trees rustle in the breeze at Jimbaran Beach. Khoirul Anam crafts a classic Balinese jambe or djembe drum, sculpting the base from mahog
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Mahogany jambe drum, 'Wayang Deity' (Indonesia)
$364.99

Black spots contrast with the warm grain of mahogany in this Balinese jambe or djembe drum. Khoirul Anam crafts a classic design that depicts Semar, the most powerful deity of the wayang puppet theater genre. The rotund god is the guardian spirit of
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Wood ashiko drum, 'In The Wilderness' (Ghana)
$199.99

Colorful geometric motifs ring this ashiko drum by Samuel Coleman. Crafted by hand from tweneboa wood, the drum actually belongs to the djembe family and is tuned in the same way. Its goatskin head is firmly attached with cotton-covered iron rings an
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Wood bougarabou drum, 'Movements' (Ghana)
$287.99

Scorched black tracery evokes the intricate allure of this bougarabou drum by Samuel Coleman, subtly enhanced by smooth bands of deep blue, red, and green. Bougarabou is onomatopoeia for the sound produced by the instrument. Carved from tweneboa wood
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Wood djembe drum, 'Adowa' (Ghana)
$199.99

Adowa is a fascinating dance performed by the Akan people on traditional occasions. Samuel Coleman recalls its movements through the ordered diamond textures carved into this djembe drum. Using tweneboa wood, Samuel Coleman creates stunning percussio
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Wood djembe drum, 'African Elephant' (Ghana)
$117.99

Beautiful and sonorous, this djembe drum depicts an African elephant. It comes from Daniel Asante's skill and imagination. Carved by hand, the pachyderm holds the cup-shaped drum in its back. Hand-woven kente cloth surrounds it. The goatskin head is
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Wood djembe drum, 'African Kente' (Ghana)
$104.99

Beautiful and sonorous, this djembe drum exalts the beauty of Africa's renowned kente cloth. It comes from Daniel Asante's skill and imagination. The goatskin head is affixed by iron rings wrapped in cotton, and a macrame cord can be slung over the s
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Wood djembe drum, 'African Rhythm' (Ghana)
$342.99

Bold West African rhythms race around the smooth contours of tweneboa wood. Samuel Coleman crafts a handsome drum that he names Frekyiwa, or "rhythm bell" in the Akan language. He sculpts the drum from tweneboa wood, finished in mansion polish. The g
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Wood djembe drum, 'African Star' (Ghana)
$334.99

In the Akan language, nsroma means "star," its warm glow sculpted on this djembe by Samuel Coleman. The drum originates in Benin, where it is used in traditional ceremonies and voodoo rituals. Coleman sculpts the drum from tweneboa wood, finished wit
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Wood djembe drum, 'Colors of Africa' (Ghana)
$167.99

The colors of Africa appear in bright beads and hand-loomed kente cloth, conferring an extraordinary beauty on this djembe drum. Ernestina Oppong Asante carves the piece from tweneboa wood, adding brass inlays. Highly regarded in Ghana, Adinkra symbo
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Wood djembe drum, 'Good Soul' (Ghana)
$104.99

Eric Darko finds inspiration in the thundering beat of the djembe when he designs this elegant drum. Originating in Benin, the djembe is widely used by the Ga and Ewe tribes of Ghana. Darko's original version is carved from tweneboa wood featuring go
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Wood djembe drum, 'Sword of Justice' (Ghana)
$104.99

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
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Wood djembe drum, 'Sword of Justice' (Ghana)
$104.99

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
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Wood dondo drum, 'Northern Beat' (Ghana)
$159.99

Ernestina Oppong Asante presents this handcrafted dondo drum, its hourglass figure veiled in cords of fishermen's thread, strung tautly to tune the opposing goatskin drumheads. Various tribes in Ghana employ the dondo. It has an influential sound whe
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Wood kpanlogo drum, 'Nanakasa' (Ghana)
$284.99

Graceful and beautiful, the kpanlogo drum is a revered element in the music and culture of the Ga tribe in Ghana's Greater Accra region, marking the rhythm for the traditional kpanlogo dance. However its characteristic deep, loud sound makes it a pop
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Wood kpanlogo drum, 'Nyamedua' (Ghana)
$307.99

Richly-veined tweneboa wood showcases Ghanaian symbols, carved by hand. The merging symbols nyame dua signify worship and veneration. Hewn from a solid block of wood, this exquisite drum is as beautiful as it is sonorous. The kpanlogo drum is a rever
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Wood mini-djembe drum, 'Revival' (Ghana)
$49.99

The Sankofa Anoma symbol graces this beautiful mini-djembe by Ernestina Oppong Asante. An Adinkra symbol communicating popular wisdom, it directs Africans to the roots and strengths of their beginnings and past. The bird turns its head and neck an al
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