Drum Adornment

Through the 20th century, women across North Africa and the Middle East owned and played frame drums, doumbeks, and riqs (tambourines) for their own pleasure and at festivals, parties and weddings.  They often adorned their drum heads with henna, just as they patterned their skin.  Goat and natural skin drum heads are easy to henna and will hold the stain the same as the skin.  Paints will chip, smear, or wear off a drum head, while henna will stain the skin and last the life of the drumhead.

Prices start at $75+ based on size and detail




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