This is an African drum hand carved in the style of the Fang People of Gabon. It has a rich dark patina, which makes the carved figures stand out. It stands 42 inches tall and weighs 30 pounds. Get this beautifully carved drum before its gone!
Fang Style Hand Carved African Drum 42″ | Gabon | African Art
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Wood, Pigment, Leather, Metal Earrings
Possible minor imperfections and wear & tear, including but not limited to scuffing, cracking and minimal chipping. Possible previous repairs. See photos or inquire for more details.
About the Fang People
“Fang tribespeople migrated from the north-west during the 18th and 19th centuries and are today scattered across southern Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. They are principally hunters, but also farm. Fang social structure is based on the clan, a group of individuals with a common ancestor, and on the family. They also maintain tribal cohesion through the So and Gil societies. Each family possessed a Byeri, or reliquary box, in which the bones of famous ancestors were kept. The box was kept by the Esa, the eldest man in the family. “
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.