I am replacing a bongos skin and I know that the smooth side of the skin should the one to play on.
Problem is that I forgot to check and now the skin is already wet and both sides are smooth.
However I can tell by the darker spots of the skin which side was actually the external one when it was on the animal. I can also say the supposed inner side is kind of velvet.
On which side would you play?
(PS: the skin has no hair)