DJEMBE DRUM GOAT SKIN RET

Thick spotted goat skin

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21 € the skin

Out of stock.

These natural skins are shaved. They sometimes present minor defects without any consequences, neither on their quality nor on the sound of your instrument.

Photo not contractual. Variable size and tint. Please specify your requirements in the "Comments" field of the order form (selection possible subject to stock availability).

Dimensions & materials

  • Width : 55 to 75 cm
  • Thickness : 0,9 to 1 mm
  • Length : 65 to 90 cm
  • Thick shaved goat skin

A product of African craftsmen (Mali)

Thick spotted goat skin for djembe - Drum djembe skin

A thick goat skin is suitable for a djembe with a striking diameter of less than 34 cm.

This type of skin is generally appreciated by percussionists who are looking for round tonics and drier slaps.

As beautiful as they are rare, these spotted goat skins are called cowries skins because of their patterns evoking the shape of this shell which was once used as a currency in Africa.

They are much sought after by the marabouts (African healers) for the preparation of remedies.

They are also sought after by the griots (African storytellers) who use them to make their drums (djembes, sabars...): according to their ancestors, when they are beaten, they have the power to ward off the bad djinns, invisible creatures from Semitic beliefs, a kind of genius with supernatural powers.

These skins are selected in slaughterhouses where they are directly shaved after being degreased, before being naturally dried.

They retain all their original freshness and quality, but may require a little cleaning during soaking before assembly to eliminate any possible disturbing aspects such as:

- animal odour: change the soaking water several times, possibly add a little scented bleach.
- deformation: your skin will return to its original shape when soaked (dried on the ground, it may have taken on the shape of a stone or an object that was there)
- traces of paint: erase them after mounting your skin with sandpaper or a razor blade (this is a residue of marking traces used by breeders to recognise their animals)

Overall product rating : 4.6 / 5

  • Grzegorz 06. 5/5 2 months ago

    Excellent service, very fast delivery. Always happy to comeback and get more amazing high quality products. Totally recomended if you’re looking for a high quality pruduct!
    Thank you!

  • Grzegorz 06. 5/5 2 months ago

    Excellent service, very fast delivery. Always happy to comeback and get more amazing high quality products. Totally recomended if you’re looking for a high quality pruduct!
    Thank you!

  • yaron 06. 5/5 4 months ago

    Exelent quality,fast service.

  • Gita the drum doctor. 06. 5/5 4 months ago

    First class quality.

  • Gita the drum doctor. 06. 5/5 4 months ago

    Quick delivery, first class quality skins, good price. What more to be said.

  • stray 06. 5/5 5 months ago

    excellent quality and speedy service for reasonable cost

  • yaron 06. 5/5 8 months ago

    exelent quality .fair price .quick service.

  • K 06. 5/5 11 months ago

    Very Nice skins delivered quickly. Again. Many thanks.

  • chris 06. 5/5 1 year ago

    I am very happy with the Mali goat skin and your very prompt dispatch, A great service ,thank you.

  • João Rodrigues 06. 5/5 1 year ago

    Best online store in Europe to buy any African instrument !!! fabulous goat skins too !!! very fast and smooth delivery! I recommend
     

  • Angus 06. 5/5 1 year ago

    I ordered a medium goat skin which is great quality and arrived quickly. I am now thinking of buying wholesale shells and skins from you. Thank you for a great service.
    Angus

  • andy P 02. 1/5 1 year ago

    Djembe drum goat skin - thick shaved goatskin.
    Good quality, even thickness, no faults in the centre part.
    Fast delivery to UK.

  • wild_project 06. 5/5 1 year ago

    Thank you very much for your smooth service, the product is very good quality and came with fast delivery. Thank you very much once again and I’ll definitely comeback to you soon.

    All the best

    Grzegorz

  • K 06. 5/5 1 year ago

    Very happy with another excellent skin. Well packaged and fast delivery. I expect to return to you in the future. Many thanks. K

  • K 06. 5/5 2 years ago

    Another lovely skin delivered very quickly. Many thanks.

  • K 06. 5/5 2 years ago

    Lovely skin, helpful service, fast delivery. Many thanks.
    I’ll be back.
    :o)

  • yaron 06. 5/5 2 years ago

    Exelent product.and price.the price of expedition is a little bit expensive.but it worth it,thank you.

  • yaron 06. 5/5 3 years ago

    Good service ,good quality,and fast shipping

  • yaron 06. 5/5 3 years ago

    100 satisfied,good quality products ,fair prices.

  • Bee 06. 5/5 3 years ago

    Fast delivery and excellent skins. I am very happy with an organisation like percussion-africaine.

  • Devilheart 06. 5/5 4 years ago

    I always bought some skins, ropes and other mats. Everytime services are excellent and really very fast.

  • SubXyco 06. 5/5 4 years ago

    Very very good quality Skins, thick and preshaved like i wanted it! Best regards from Germany :D

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