This Egyptian doumbek is 10.25 - 11 inches wide X 17 - 17.5 inches tall, and has a 8.5 inch playing surface. The natural skin head is fixed to the drum shell and sewn to a cotton collar, which is then tied to the drum shell. Beautiful and intricate mosaic inlay makes this drum a work of art.
Actual weight 9.6 pounds. Patterns may vary slightly from drum to drum. All mosaic inlays are delicate. It is not uncommon for small pieces of mosaic to dislodge. This is especially true around the edges and on the collar. With a drum's curving surface, this is to be expected. Missing inlay is not considered a defect or blemish. Your drum is unique and small irregularities should just be considered birth marks.