The light weight African goat skins are suited for smaller djembes, or for creating the unique "thin skin" sound (good bass, weaker tones, and high, fast slaps). Each skin has hair on, has been fully cleaned and sun dried, inspected for visible blemishes, and will be selected from our stock of Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, and Ghana goat skins. Thinner skins are typically from smaller goats, so the size of the hide can be expected to be smaller than thicker skins. And, because they are thinner these skins would not be suitable for maximum high tension or for djembes larger than 12". The thin goat skin can also be used for talking drums, frame drums, dumbek, darbuka, and other smaller hand drums. Hair color and skin pigmentation vary, with the majority of top layer skin pigment being greyish-brown (shave deeper for whiter skin color). Also available is our thin skin, pre-shaved.
Skin Warranty: Before shipping each skin is inspected for natural flaws that may affect longevity or sound, and we will accept returns of new skins if a natural blemish is found upon arrival. 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 soaked or shaved.