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A beautiful medium sized deer skin drum, 15 inches diameter and 2 1/2 inches deep. Made from medium thickness red deer doe hide and a solid softwood steam bent hoop for lightness.

This drum was made from the skin of a red deer doe killed in the New Forest area for conservation land management purposes. We tanned the skin ourselves which involves cleaning, soaking, dehairing, stretching, sanding and trimming. A labour of love to make a good drum! There are some scratches and flaws on the skin, these are from the deer running through brush and hedges while it was alive and show the skin to be from a wild animal rather than from a domesticated herd. These do not impact on the sound or robustness of the drum.

This drum has a solid 'meaty' bass tone, good for accompanying singing. It is of medium-light weight and thus a pleasure to play for extended drumming sessions.

This drum has been made with great attention to detail and with all natural materials. There is no artificial sinew (plastic) lacing or plywood. The lacing is made from the same deer skin as the drum head.

Just two lengths of hide go into the lacing, one short length which goes around the hoop through the holes in the drum head, and another very long piece which forms the central cross. This method of lacing takes longer but is more attractive and eliminates the chance of unwanted rattling sounds caused by lots of joins.

There is a generous overlap of hide around the hoop, which improves the tone of the drum (making its fundamental lower frequencies louder and richer). We would rather get one excellent drum from a hide than two mediocre ones!

It will be despatched to you by insured post.

Red Deer Skin Shamanic Drum with Four Direction Lacing Pattern


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: rawhide, raw hide, deerhide, deer hide, deer skin, wood, steam bent wood, drum hoop, drum frame, drum skin, drum head, natural, nature
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
  • Feedback: 105 reviews
  • Favorited by: 10 people