Paragon Mali Krin

The Paragon Mali Krin from Africa Heartwood Project is a true professional grade log drum, built to the highest standards of craftsmanship and sound performance. Each is hand carved using traditional methods from seasons specialty hardwood in Mali, West Africa, and tuned with precision for clear and distinct tones. The Paragon Mali Krin is 7″x24″ and comes with two carved playing sticks.

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Product Description

The Paragon Mali Krin from Africa Heartwood Project is a true professional grade log drum, built to the highest standards of craftsmanship and sound performance. Each is hand carved using traditional methods from seasons specialty hardwood in Mali, West Africa, and tuned with precision for clear and distinct tones.

There are two distinct, main keys, but the entire piece is an instrument – you can play the sides, the handles, the thick ends, or anyplace else you fancy. Each piece of wood is well seasoned Khadi hardwood and oiled with shea butter, with beautiful wood grains and matching sticks. Here is what this professional krin from Mali features:

  • 6-7″ OSD wood, 24-25″ full length, 20-21″ body, 8-9 lbs
  • Striking dark Hare (khadi, beng, hari) hardwood, solid one piece construction, imported direct
  • Wood seasoned and hand-carved in Mali, West Africa, thickly coated with shea butter
  • Professionally tuned keys, a third to a fifth apart
  • Pair of 14-15″ mallets included
  • The representative photos above are of one randomly selected krin; minor variations in wood color and size are standard among our in-stock inventory
  • The purchase of this product sustains livelihoods for cultural artisans in West Africa.

Sizes & Prices

Model Size Description Retail Price (USD)
KM20 24"X7" Mali Krin professional grade log drum $190

Artists

Africa Heartwood Drum & Dance Ensemble

Artisans