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8" eight inch diameter real deer raw hide skin and cedar hoop frame shaman hand drum with handmade wood and deerskin beater

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You can hear the voice of this particular drum at http://www.thegreenwolf.com/sixdrums.mp3 - please contact me if you'd like any additional recordings of this or my other drums to decide on your purchase.

Materials: Deer raw hide, cedar frame, wood dowel, acrylic paint, waxed cord, deerskin

Diameter: 8"

Depth: 2"

Description: Deer is the keeper of dreams and visions in my personal spirituality, making deerhide an excellent choice for drums for spiritual use. Rather than working from a kit, I cut the head and lacing by hand from a beautiful golden-colored deer raw hide, and laced the head over a handmade (not by me) cedar round frame. The lacing is much stronger and durable than artificial sinew, and as it is cut from the same hide as the head it creates a more harmonious energy. It's been woven into a strong, four-way handle, much sturdier and easier to hold than thin, radiating straps alone.

I have chosen to leave it plain, though if you would like it painted or otherwise decorated at additional cost please contact me.

The beater is made from a thick hardwood dowel, painted brown with acrylics. The head of the beater is padded and also wrapped in deerskin. The beater may also be further decorated at additional cost.

Because this drum is made with a natural animal hide, please allow for its individual cosmetic variations, such as coloration, "stretch marks", and the like. As with any hide drum, damp weather can cause the hide to go a bit slack, dulling the tone. However, when dry this drum has a wonderful voice with a medium tone, neither very low nor very high, with no off spots in the head. Responsive to touch, it would be equally at home in an apartment where soft volume is key, as well as making itself heard in a chorus of drums at a fire circle.

As with all of my creations, this drum has been ritually purified as part of my shamanic practice. It has been specifically created for shamanic and other spiritual work, with the help of the spirits of the animals whose remains have been incorporated into the drum and beater. This is no wall hanger, but a drum made by a practicing shaman for spiritual work!

I am also available for custom drum bags in leather and/or fur; if you would like a bag to go with this drum at additional cost, please message me.

Please understand that shipping reflects careful packaging, insurance, and delivery confirmation.

***Animal parts may NOT be shipped outside the U.S.; please do not ask me to make an exception for you.***

The majority of my supplies are from secondhand sources, such as old fur and leather coats, or beads from old jewelry. Everything made with animal parts is given a full ritual purification according to my spiritual path. A portion of the proceeds is donated to nonprofit organizations such as the Defenders of Wildlife.

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8" eight inch diameter real deer raw hide skin and cedar hoop frame shaman hand drum with handmade wood and deerskin beater

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Deer raw hide, cedar frame, wood dowel, acrylic paint, waxed cord, deerskin
  • Only ships within United States.
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