Chokwe people,DRC. Wooden Drum with decorations


First quarter 20th Century

  • £709
  • €752 Euro
  • $885 US Dollar


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An Authentic wooden decorated drum from the Chokwe people in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The top is made out of animal membrane and stitched to the wood. The drum has a cylindrical form, that is wider at the top and slims down towards the bottom. The supporting wooden block is a bit wider again, to give the drum stability. Right underneath the membrane there is a stroke of wood which is decorated with an abstract pattern and carved into the wood. Alternately in dark or light brown and four wooden lugs to hold the instrument. The bottom is decorated with a dark brown zig-zag pattern and dots. The wooden logs are repeated here as well. The drum is in good condition.


  • H: 67cm (26.38in)
  • D: 32cm (12.60in)


First quarter 20th Century

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For VINTAGERIOUS Guy Kuypers, the history of his collecting began at the Porte de Clignancourt in Paris with a Napoleon III case filled with Exotic Birds. The colorful birds piqued my imagination and became the beginning of a passion for Natural History, Ethnography, European Works of Art, Antiquities and Curiosities that drive me on all continents, looking for fascinating and rare objects. Whether they are natural or man-made, all have an interesting story to tell.

So, it is finally in this spirit that the collection, which encompasses Natural History,Tribal Art,Paintings & Sculptures and Curiosities from many cultures and periods in history finds its rationale and its roots.

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