Due to U.S. export laws our deer hide drums are restricted for being sent overseas; we are only able to ship drums within the U.S.
This 18-inch custom drum is handmade from Onyx Black stained deer hide and features Turquoise embedded into its handle.
Hand drums are both fun and easy to play! And they're a fantastic accompaniment to any of our flutes because hand drums are great at creating a rhythmic bass sound that the flute can play a melody over.
The drum's diameter helps to determine the sound of the drum. Generally, the larger the drum the deeper tone. They also offer a variety of musical tones: the outer edges have a higher tone while the center of the drum has a deeper tone.
Each custom drum features a unique semi-precious stone or mineral that's worked into its centerpiece handle, providing a solid grip that connects the drum player to the intentional elements of that one-of-a-kind hand drum.
"Whether you study ancient Egyptians, Chinese dynasties, Aztec mythology or Native American tribes, it's clear that Turquoise has always been considered a stone of life, beauty, and good fortune. Metaphysically, the sprawling lines of coppery matrix are believed to provide a large amount of energy to its wearer. This may be one reason why the stone has been long prized by healers as a powerful talisman with healing properties." - Fire Mountain Gems
Every drum also comes with a leather-tipped drum mallet, givings the player the choice of drumming with their hand or with the wood and leather mallet.
All our hand drums are handmade by our friend Wayne Manthey in Indiana, USA.
"This drum is alive. Just like all things, it is one of a kind. It is unique in sound and craftsmanship. It will last for many generations if treated with care." Wayne Manthey, Hand Drum Maker