Dimensions & materials
- Skin diameter : 30,5 cm
- Height : 63 cm
- Weight : 9,65 kg
- Kind of wood : Dugura (bush mango) (Cordyla pinnata)
A product of African craftsmen (Mali)
Mali djembe shell - Dugura large djembe
A traditionally high quality instrument shaped with precision tools, this Top Mali Djembe shell is the fruit of a meeting between ancestral skills and technically, precise, modern tools.
Dried in a vacuum for at least 4 years, this shell hollowed out, re-balanced and precisely sanded on a wood lathe. It weighs in general 2 kg less than a Classic Mali Djembe.
Preemptively re-balanced using a specially adapted wood lathe, it is polished through a series of sandings using progressively finer sandpapers. Any tiny micro-fractures are chamfered and glued with extraordinary precision.
It is finally coated with a blend of beeswax and terpin, protecting it from wood-eating insects.
Dugura (dimba) is widely appreciated in Senegal.