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TL12 Wood bougarabou drum, 'Homeland'
From Ghanaian artisan Mary Charity Owusu comes this captivating bougarabou drum. Hand-carved from tweneboa wood, the professionally tuned drum is covered with a goatskin head and embellished with black and red cotton cord. A unique zig-zag design in black and yellow encircles the base of the drum.
Artist: Mary Charity Owusu
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Item Details Size
18.5 inches H x 11.0 inches W x 11.0 inches D
Weight 6.28 pounds Materials Tweneboa wood, goatskin, cotton cord, iron rod Additional Info
Instrument Rating: Beginner quality, intended for casual use
Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
Photos are representative of the item being offered, but are not necessarily of the exact item you would receive. As is the nature of handcrafted items, there may be very slight variations from one piece to the next.
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Biography of Mary Charity Owusu
"I really enjoy creating designs and I love to hear the sound of a beating drum I just completed. "
"I'm Mary Charity Owusu and I was born in Accra in 1955. I am a wood carver and I craft traditional African drums. My friends describe me as happy and hardworking but strict. "I was born into a family of artisans. My father had no male children, so I was always with him. I was amazed at how my father and grandfather carved so professionally. They taught me this craft and I, in turn, have taught more than 20 students. Currently, I teach some of the children in my community. "One of the most difficult moments of my life was after my father died and I had to take on the responsibility of taking care of my family. I had to bring us all into the home together so we could live as one family. "It took a lot of practice and research to master wood carving. I use tweneboa wood and goatskin to create my drums. "I really enjoy creating designs and I love to hear the sound of a beating drum I just completed. Although I had to travel long distances to obtain the materials and also had to buy the leather myself to be certain it was genuine, I found the inspiration to continue. "I dream of having a bigger workshop in the future. I'd also like to help the orphans and needy children of my community."
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