This lightweight djembe is weather resistant and extremely durable for standing up to all weather conditions, perfect for drum circles. The synthetic head resists humidity, so you'll never be surprised by floppy, dead natural skin heads. The western-style mechanical tuning system is manipulated with a drum key (not included), and includes protective rubber tips that will stop the tension rods from ripping your clothes. An extended collar makes the tuning process easier, and the range of tuning is extended. These drums make great instruments as well as a fantastic decoration and conversation piece.