The figure holds the drum with his feet while using fingertips and the heel of the hand to beat out a rhythm.
Drums are immensely important objects in most African cultures. Drumming, call-and-response singing, and dancing gets the whole community involved. It is also closely associated with Shona spiritual beliefs and the rituals used to communicate with the spirit world.
Springstone is a hard variety of serpentine stone, mined in northern Zimbabwe. The green lines are veins in the stone, typical of springstone from that particular mine.