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Within southern Africa on the tropic of Capricorn lies a landlocked country called Republic ofBotswana.Although a weathy country due to mining of diamonds and other minerals, it remains rural and poor. Employment by some locals is through the craft industry.Botswanacraft was established in 1970 by the Botswana Development Corporation to develop the rural based handicraft industry of the country. This was made in the mid 70's-early 80's by one of those individuals that worked for them. I took pictures of the tag on but it fell off. Its old and dirty. I do not know what type of animal fur covering the top of drum but obviously its a native African animal. This drum was acquired by afriend of mine that did extensive traveling.
These are not made anymoreby Botswanacraft so Im not sure where else a person could purchase a true vintage drum like this one.They only make and sellbeautiful baskets now. Measures in height 14.5". Across top is 9.75". Across bottom is 7.25". Measurements could be off a tad due to this is carved out of a tree. Shipping is calculated to your area. Thank you.