Stoneware Doumbek Hand Drum Darbuka Goat Skin Head


Hand thrown stoneware medium size doumbek with a wave pattern of incised in white slip, accented with cobalt blue dots. The glaze is my wood ash based glaze that picks up all the subtleties of the form. This has a flawless goat skin to compliment the drum.

This middle Eastern belly dance style drum includes a clay strap lug mounted at the balance point, so just add a cloth shoulder strap and these are easy to carry and play. Ceramic drums can break, so I highly recommend you store them on a wall hook, away from sunlight and moisture. The cloth strip is mainly decorative. but also adds to make a non slip surface to rest your hand. This drum is 8.75 inches high by 7 inches at the head, a perfect size for traveling with, but still with a large bass and very crisp top end tones.