Our djembes are hand carved for us in Ghana, West Africa . These carvers are fairly paid and proud to share their craft and culture with others. In addition to being well crafted musical instruments, these djembes are attractive art pieces. Each drum is unique featuring carvings of African scenes or Adinkra symbols.
All of our djembes provide plenty of volume with a wide tonal range encompassing a deep clear bass, tone and crisp high “slaps” of the classic djembe sound.
Incidentally, all our djembes are tuned and played before leaving our shop to ensure quality and admittedly because we can’t resist the lure of playing them!
**Note: The wood used in Ghana for drums is
legally obtained and not endangered.
Djembe Size Chart
*All these djembes are hand-carved so
there can be slight variations in dimensions.
|Djembe Type||Head Size (in)||Height (in)||Notes|
|Toy 1||4 ½ to 5||7||Made exactly like a full size djembe & expertly carved. These make beautiful decorations.|
|Toy 2||5 ½ to 6||9||Made exactly like a full size djembe & expertly carved. These make beautiful decorations.|
|Mini||7 ½ to 8||17 to 18||Good for children, light & portable|
|Small||9 to 9 ½||20 to 21||Suitable for older children, or facilitators, light & portable|
|Medium||10 ½ to 11||22 to 23||Very versatile size djembe, good for older children and adults. Produces a wider variety of sounds than small or mini|
|Large||12 ½ to 13||24 to 25||Suitable for adults, easier to produce the variety of sounds (bass, tone, slap) because of the larger head size|