WOOD, ANIMAL HIDE,FIBRES, HEIGHT 71CM
A very worn and used old drum. Lizard images are carved around the upper section and antelope heads around the lower part. The lower section is quite eroded, probably from standing on wet soil for a long period, but the drum still balances on it’s legs and stands upright. Drums were used for sending messages to the people of the local village, but also to inform neighbouring clans, and of course for providing the rythmic beat in many celebratory functions.