what is the size of your djembe, maybe I can help. I did a diploma with the bags a few months back
Never actually had one, but I reskin them alot...
Dugafola wrote:i'm skeptical that the drum is really dimba/teak. dimba is super dense and doesn't lend well to being decorated.
Now you think would stop one of these guys doing... I saw a maker get a present of some chisels from some english guys, he just picked up the closest drum (dimba) and started carving.. Put a hole right through the wood and just slapped some wood/glue and sold it next day...
ubba wrote:I have a great drum made of dimba wood from Senegal.
Dont think the two pictures shown are the same wood... Yours looks like wen (maybe).. Hard to know where things are from these days, the carver i mentioned copies styles all the time, especially burkina style... He made me a soso style drum in wen..