Our full cow hides, imported from Ivory Coast, West Africa, are medium-thick to thick, with hair on. Each has been cleaned and fleshed very well, providing a smooth underside that is easy to work with and won't require additional preparation before mounting on a drum. The spine and back skin is suitable for most dunun (dundumba and sangban), larger bugarabu and conga, while the side and belly skin will give a better sound for kenkeni, djembes, and smaller conga and bugarabu.
Skin Warranty: Before shipping each skin is inspected for natural flaws that may affect longevity or sound, allowing for some inevitable blemishes (scars, small holes). Because the shaving, soaking, mounting, drying, and tuning processes ares subject to the skill of the drum builder, and to the natural strength of the skin, we cannot warranty skins once they have been cut, soaked, or shaved. New skins are otherwise subject to our return policy.