Price : £55.00

Dimensions: 60 cm x30 cm

1 in stock



A traditional West African instrument, the kora is a 21-string?Mandinka-harp that is handcrafted from a calabash gourd. The gourd is cut in half and covered with cow skin to make a resonator with a long hardwood neck. Kora players have traditionally come from?griot?families (traditional historians, genealogists and storytellers), who pass their skills on to their descendants. The instrument is played in?Guinea,?Guinea-Bissau,?Mali,?Senegal,?Burkina Faso?and the Gambia.?Hand-painted designs adorn the face of the kora, making the instrument aesthetically pleasing and great for musicians or for decoration.