Drum Sticks

Powwow Drums are always played with sticks and traditionally these sticks were made out of wood. Modern powwow drumsticks are now made with a thin fibreglass rod. The fibreglass flexes with each beat, reducing arm fatigue and allowing the player to drum and sing for hours. They have double-sided heads of hand-sewn leather, on a pinstriped/decorated stick. (the fancier the better lol)

Powwow Drumsticks take a crazy beating and must be made very carefully to survive.

They are extremely labour intensive to produce!  We work with a few local Drum Stick Makers who are truly masters of their art. Our sticks are 23″ long, heads are firm. Our colour supply is constantly changing. We always have several sets in stock and can send you pictures for you to choose from or you can design your own. Custom design orders take about 2 weeks.

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  • Maple Hand Drum Stick

    25$ Canadian
    These are the hand drum sticks that we include with all of our larger hand drums (12″ and larger).  We make them in house with a maple wood handle, moose leather drum head stuffed with raw sheep’s wool and tied off with sinew.  You know that age old community problem of your drum head flying off in the middle of a ceremony / performance… well, we have a secret, and guarantee that our heads will never fly off!!  lol  They vary in length, but average about 14″ to 15″ long.
    Mostly Sugar Maple, but also can include Black Cherry, or Silver Birch.
    Now available in several colours!!
  • 23″ Fibreglass Rods for Drum Sticks (12 Rods)

    40$ Canadian

    We now have enough rods to be able to sell them directly to you!  The same rods our amazing drum stick makers use.

    12 (23 inch) rods.

  • Powwow Drum Stick Bag

    250$ Canadian

    Introducing our brand new design to carry your drum sticks. Moose Leather (5 1/2 ounce full weight). Our Bag is designed to hold at least 15 sticks up to 24″ long and has a strap on the back of the bag so you can sling it over your shoulder. Generally this is available in Gold/Tan, Black and Cork, but this changes with the availability of our Moose Leather. When you are checking out please leave us a not describing your preferred design and we will get back to you to confirm.