This item has been shown 18 times.
eb10175 nv13503 nv4102 nv64602 TL6 SL0 Wood djembe drum, 'Xorlali'
Adorned with African aesthetics, this djembe drum lures with the beat of festivity. Favored by the Ewe people of Ghana, the djembe marks joyous occasions such as naming ceremonies, harvest times and dances. "I was able to cut the tree for this drum from my own farm ? carving it, I did not think of anything other than putting a smile on people's faces. I called this drum xorlali, which translates from the Ewe language as 'true is the redeemer," confides Peter Kwasi Agudze. Agudze handcrafts this drum from tweneboa wood, which he adorns with elegant and minimalist patterns. The goatskin drumhead is held taught with iron rings and batik cloth to avoid rusting.
Artist: Ralph Kwasi Agudze
MORE FROM THIS ARTIST
Item Details Size
23.5 inches H x 13.5 inches Diam.
Weight 10.91 pounds Materials Tweneboa wood and goatskin Additional Info
Avoid contact with water
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.
See Listing InfoCURRENT PRICE:
Our prices are significantly lower than suggested retail amounts. By cutting out all traditional middlemen we can bring you the best prices on the highest quality items, direct from the region of origin.
Shipping Information SHIPPING TO USA (LOWER 48 STATES) Shipping Services Shipping Cost Delivery Time Standard to Lower 48 United States $12.00 7 to 20 business days Expedited to Lower 48 United States $95.00 2 to 6 business days WE SHIP TO OVER 100 DESTINATIONS! Destination Shipping Cost Delivery Time Australia $137.00 3 to 8 business days (excluding Customs processing time at destination) Canada $95.00 3 to 8 business days (excluding Customs processing time at destination) Puerto Rico & US Virgin Islands $55.00 2 to 5 weeks USA (Alaska or Hawaii)
Standard Same as Standard
$12.00 10 to 24 business days USA (Alaska or Hawaii)
Expedited $95.00 3 to 10 business days United Kingdom $44.00 3 to 8 business days (excluding Customs processing time at destination) COMBINED SHIPPING FOR MULTIPLE sales
- If you win multiple sales that will ship from the same country, you may qualify for a combined shipping discount.
- IMPORTANT: In order to qualify for a combined shipping discount, you must pay for all qualifying items at the same time.
- Want to save on shipping? Find other items that ship from our West Africa office: Shop more from West Africa
- Ships direct from NOVICA office in Ghana.
- Shipping costs include insurance.
- For USA (50 states): Shipping costs cover all import fees.
- Sales tax will be added for all items shipped to California, Missouri or Texas.
- For Non-USA: Customers are responsible for all duty, tax, & brokerage fees that may be due upon delivery (shipping costs cover freight charges only).
- There will be a charge for all refused / unclaimed shipments
- We can ship orders with Standard shipping service to the USA to a PO Box. Orders with Expedited shipping and those shipping outside the USA require a physical address. Sorry, we are not able to ship to APO/FPO addresses at this time.
- For expedited or international shipping fees, you must manually "Add" the additional amount when paying by Paypal. For example, if you want the 8.00 Expedited shipping and the Standard shipping is 5.00, you must "Add" an additional 3.00 to your payment.
- All major credit cards accepted.
- Paypal accepted.
- Payment must be made within 7 business days.
- Positive response will be given within 20 days after you have received the item.
Biography of Ralph Kwasi Agudze
"I was so determined to make it, it took me just a few months to learn carving and I discovered a surprising natural ability."
Ralph Kwasi Agudze was born on January 8, 1955 in the Volta region of Ghana. He attended a Roman Catholic primary school and then went on to his secondary schooling. "Since childhood, beginning at the age of ten, I was interested in arts," he says. Upon completing his middle school education, he gained employment at a textile company as a weaver between 1973 and 1995. During this period, he furthered his education by registering with the Institute of Adult Education. In 1995, the company had to lay off some of its workers, which affected Agudze so he decided to move and learn a trade of his own. He was encouraged to pursue art by William Amede, a Contracting Project Surveyor. "I was so determined to make it, it took me just a few months to learn carving and I discovered a surprising natural ability," Agudze recalls. He then established a woodcarving business. He uses files, chisels, vices, hammers, and usually prefers ebony or tick wood, depending on the kind of work he has in mind. Agudze is married with two children, a son and a daughter, who are seriously engaged in their studies.
MORE FROM THE ARTIST
More NOVICA Treasures...
In association with National Geographic, NOVICA is the largest seller of quality handcrafted fair trade goods on and has been actively saleing rare artisan crafts since 1998.
LEARN MORE ABOUT NOVICA ALL JEWELRY ALL DECOR CLOTHING &
ACCESSORIES PAINTINGS RINGS BRACELETS NECKLACES EARRINGS SCULPTURE MASKS LAMPS & LIGHTING AREA RUGS TABLEWARE FURNITURE JEWELRY BOXES HAMMOCKS