Tribal Group: Kuba
African Kuba "hand" drum
Authentic African tribal drum,
carved from wood, with a hide membrane - possibly goat - secured to the top circumference with wooden pegs, some of which are missing.The handle is carved from the same wood specimen in the form of a hand. Some Kuba authorities associate the hand with royalty. Typical Kuba incribed cross-hatching is exhibited around the top and mid section. There is extensive wear on the membrane, which is still resonant, and on the base, which has been partially destroyed.

African tribal art Kuba hand drum
31" tall.

Estimated ca. mid-1900'S.
Acquired in 1988.
Maker Unknown

African Kuba Hand drum CUKuba drom membrane


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