This is just a Note to Self and anybody else who can use it as a tutorial or reference.
PROBLEM: You’ve got a djembe with its first row of diamonds complete, yet the head still needs tightening. However, the verticals are still too tight for a complete second row.
SOLUTION: Pull a row of staggered diamonds using the Mali weave. In this case, one new diamond on every third vertical. With 27 total verticals on the drum, I’ve applied 9 new evenly spaced diamonds.