It's true, you can make this drum 'talk'. Dondo drums are still used for communication and celebration in Africa. Compressing the strings, usually under one arm, enables a wide range of sound or pitch - like the human voice! Includes cool, curved stick. 18" height x 7" heads.
Artisan Note: Jamtown lost contact with Ibrahim, the long time producer of Talking Drums for this company. They travelled to Kumasi and found him on a bench in the location of his former workshop, which had been removed by the city for other development. Remarkable stroke of luck for Jamtown and for his family too because they are one of his only commercial customers.