The Chokwe carved hourglass shaped, double skin covered drums with three handles called Mukupele. The surface is carved in high relief with intricate geometric patterns of concentric circles and linear designs. Our Chokwe drum belonged to the chief and used during religious and social ceremonies.
Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo
Time Period: Early 20th c
Provenance: From a California collection
Materials: Wood, animal hide, nails and pigment
Dimensions: 19 in. high x 11 in. wide
Condition: Appears in good condition with some surface abrasions. There is a small tear in the top skin and bottom skin has a native repair of black pitch, all stable.
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