Yaka Nkooku Ngoombu slit drum

€250.00

Instruments and rites

This African drum is a piece of monoxyl wood whose body has been hollowed out to obtain a sound box. A typical yaka style head sits atop this trunk. This is a very classic typology in African Yaka art.

Traditional drums of this type are called nkooku ngoombu or nkoko ngombo. It was used by the Healer-Witch Doctor to summon and communicate with his protective spirits.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
1st half XXth century
Size
45,5 cm
Ethnic group
Yaka / Bayaka
Material(s)
Wood
Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Origin
François C. Bazelaire, painter and sculptor, Bruxelles
Stand
Included
Condition
Excellent

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