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 16-inch custom drum is handmade from Vermillion Red stained deer hide and features Petrified Wood 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.
"From the Latin word petro meaning "stone" the name Petrified Wood translates to "wood turned to stone." Fossilization of the wooden material at the microscopic level results in the appearance of often recognizable wood features. Metaphysically, because Petrified Wood was once living, this gemstone is believed to be a sacred representation of humankind's connection to the universe. Just as this stone has undergone a dramatic transformation, Petrified Wood is believed to encourage openness to personal transformations as well. " - 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