It is made from the "Muinga" tree, made and used by young men only. Decorated with aluminium in strips, it has cowhide thongs or fibre for hanging, the drum head is made from goatskin. This drum is used for dances called "Ikiili".


  • Title: Drum
  • Date Created: 1914/1915
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Drum
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Leather/ Wood
  • Photographer: Gibsphotography
  • Local Name: Mbaiya
  • Community: Kamba
  • Collection Date: 1969-06-21
  • Collected By: Peter Nzuki

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