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African drums were made for a variety of uses. Simple drums were created for everyday use, while extremely ornate pieces were used ceremonially. Lavish drums were a symbol of power and status and were used to honor ancestors. Drums were often used as musical instruments for communication purposes. View our wide selection of African drum prints to learn more.
Discover the interesting history and patent prints available portraying antique violin making. The earliest bowed string instrument was the lira, created in Europe in the 9th century, and became the inspiration for what later became the violin. The first account of what is known today as the violin can be found in the 'Epitome musical', published by Jambe de Fer in 1556. Andrea Amati created the oldest confirmed surviving violin in Cremona in 1564. It is known as the 'Charles IX'.
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