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Hand-painted in the tingatinga style, this bongo drum is made from all-natural materials and produces a nice African sound.
To make the drum, cow hide is stretched over a wooden base. Once dried to the form of the drum, the cowhide is stitched with leather strips and hand-painted by artisans in Nairobi.
Measures 4.75"T x 4.25"D. Painted design may vary.
We work with Kenyan artisans who have life-long training in the making of traditional African instruments such as hand drums and spin drums. The artisans craft each instrument from sustainably sourced wood and scraps of cow skin. After each instrument is constructed, Nairobi artists hand-paint the instruments, making each one-of-a-kind.