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Ghana Crafts: Dagomba Drummer

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Item GC096
3.00 LBS
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2 unit(s)

Product Description

Ghana Crafts: Ghana is one of the most well known countries on the African continent. Ghana has a rich history and has become the epicenter of Western African for art. Their traditional crafts include the works of the most famous Ashanti people. The styling of Ghanian works is tremendously varied and ever changing due to worldwide demand and the seemingly endless creative energy of its craftsmen. The pieces offered are hand carved from hard wood and shinned to a high glossy finish. The pieces are solid, very, very well crafted and a fantastic value. Selections offer precise hand detailing including tedious bead work and metal embossments. Each piece is artful and will add a tasteful, unobtrusive touch of Africa to any decor.

On Display: The Dagomba are a large powerful ethnic group that live in the northern part of Ghana. Their villages are small giving way to expansive farms. The Dagomba live in dome shaped huts with the chiefs quarters located at the very center standing alone. Drummers play a very important role in Dagomba society. They are not merely musicians rather they are held in high esteem for being historians. They are responsible for learning and recounting the history of the Dagomba people. This vocation is passed down from father to son and basically stays within one family line. Our stained hard wood plaque depicts one such player. This selection is free standing and features well carved raised detailing.

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Dimensions: 16 inches tall x 6 1/2 inches wide.

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