This traditional African musical instrument produces a variable sound made by striking the talking drum. The talking drum is normally held underneath the arm and struck with a small curved stick. The strings around the drum pull the hide tighter, so the more you squeeze, the higher the pitch. The drum surface is made of animal hide, while the chords are strung with rope, and the base is of hand-carved wood. 14" tall 7" diameter
Traditionally most popular with African hunting to chase animals from the bush. Made in Mali. The talking drum is an interesting piece to add to your drum circle, meditative drumming, drumming therapy and even for fun at a party with friends. This particular drum is of high quality and is suitable for professional use.