This is an authentic handmade Djembe made by the Ashanti People in Gana Africa. This is an amazing full size djembe hand drum that really does sound excellent! Big bottom end and crisp pop on the edge. This drum has a real goat skin head and rope handle. The head is a full 12" and stands 25" high. Beautiful hand carved designs then painted. Great sound, light weight and very portable to drum circles, concerts or any gathering. This is a professional grade instrument!