Tamelin (also called tamale, asiko, and as sikko in Guinea & Sierra Leone) are traditional rectangular frame drums of the Ashanti and Ga peoples of Ghana. They are traditionally played in a group of three or more different sizes.
Held by the cross piece in the back, it is played with the dominant hand achieving open and closed sounds. Tension can be adjusted using the tuning blocks inside the frame.
Hand made with a Twenaboa wood frame and goat skin.
Medium…… (L x W x H): 33cm x 10cm x 40cm
Large………. (L x W x H): 36cm x 10cm x 47cm