These are just fantastic! They look so good together on a shelf and if you can play them, all the better. These vintage Moroccan ceramic drums are called Tbilat. They are a percussion instrument which is similar to bongos and tabla. They are always a pair of decorated or undecorated pottery drums of two different sizes and the skinheads are stretched by and the drums are encased with plaited gut cords. They are of the membranophone instrument family and played by placing them on the ground between the legs. These marvelous examples are circa 1970. We know this because we purchased them from their original owner. He was a real music buff and child of the 70’s and had many vintage musical instruments. The goat skin heads are tight and the wrap really adds to the beauty of the drums. The large set is 12 inches high and 17 inches wide and hand painted with a gorgeous geometric design in wine red, green, yellow and white and then glazed. The small set is 7.25 inches high and 9 inches wide made of white clay and undecorated and unglazed. Both sets are in wonderful working condition.
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Vintage Set of 2 Moroccan Double Ceramic Bongo-Style Tbilat Drums
Two sets of wonderful vintage bongo-style Moroccan double ceramic drums. One large which is painted and glazed and one smaller which is undecorated and unglazed. They make great decor but they are usable and in great vintage condition.
Large Pair of Drums:
- Height – 12 inches
- Width – 17 inches
- Depth – 11 inches
- Weight – 10.9 pounds pair
Small Pair of Drums:
- Height – 7.25 inches
- Width – 9 inches
- Depth – 6 inches
- Weight – 2.8 pounds
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