The ashiko drum has a tapered cone shape and is played with your bare hands, producing a crisp, dry slap, similar to a conga, and a round open bass sound. Our ashikos come in both 10” and 12” diameters with a 24” height making them easily playable while seated. They are available individually or as a tuned pair. Shaw Percussion ashikos are fitted with a thick, strong water buffalo hide that provides both the durability and the distinct tone that differentiates it from other hand percussion. We use high quality, low-stretch Kevlar rope specially designed for our hand drums to not only look attractive but keep your drum in tune. These ashikos are available in a variety of local and exotic woods and finished with a natural oil or colour burst stain. Also available are our new wood ashiko stands to make playing your ashikos easier then ever.