Kenyan Table Drum

Handmade in Kenya4101080

Regular Price: $145.00

Special Price: $116.00

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Description

This large drum is commonly referred to as a “meza” drum, which, in the Swahili language, means table. These drums are sometimes used to accompany a band, but are also used as coffee tables. Only dry items should be placed on a drum table. The drum skins are cow hide and the frame of the drum is made from salvaged and recycled wood crates and pallets. Most of the artisans making these drums are musicians themselves. See tenthousandvillages.com/care for more instructions.

Size and Details

  • Cow hide, wood
  • 26Dx22H inches
  • Made in Kenya

UPC Code: 732919203431

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  • I have used 3 of these drums
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    I have owned three of these drums over the years. Two of them have had excellent tone, one was quite poor. I once ordered one of these and when it came in, I tried it and it was suited only for a coffee table. The tone was terrible. I would not purchase this for use as a drum without being able to p...

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OTICART International Limited

OTICART International LimitedOTIC, a privately held export and marketing company, seeks to help local artisans connect with export markets. OTIC provides export, packaging and quality control support for a number of small workshops in and around Nairobi. Read more.

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  • I have used 3 of these drums

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    I have owned three of these drums over the years. Two of them have had excellent tone, one was quite poor. I once ordered one of these and when it came in, I tried it and it was suited only for a coffee table. The tone was terrible. I would not purchase this for use as a drum without being able to play it first.
    However, it is a wonderful instrument when it has good tone. I have had to keep it dehumidified in the summer or it loses its tone completely.

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