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Rattle Kits (Moose, Deer or Buffalo)24$ US – 35$ US
Rattle Kits!! Brand New by Tribal Spirit. We make really great Drum Kits and by popular demand we decided why not Rattle Kits. Crafting in the Native community is in the blood and the best healing work, team building or group sharing happens in a workshop. We like to create Kits that are very simple for leaders. Everything is included, so that a great time is had by all. We are offering a Deer, Moose or Buffalo Rattle Kit. Each kit comes with a carefully selected piece of rawhide (shape traced out to be cut), glovers needles, sinew, maple wood handle and wool to stuff and shape the rattle. We also include several different options for variety for creating sound (pebbles, copper pellets, glass beads etc). Our kit includes very clear instructions to make your workshop a huge success. We would advise that newbies (beginners) start with a deer rattle kit. Moose and Buffalo are thicker hides, (make great Sweatlodge rattles btw) and are harder to sew….
(Finished rattle not included – lol)
White Tail Deer Raw Hide
On Sale Now: This Raw hide is wild White Tail Deer. (we always select hides with no inconvenient bullet holes) Rawhide is used to make Hand Drums and Rattles. Raw hide is not leather….it has not been tanned….The process of creating rawhide involves removing the hair and thats it!! When soaked in water overnight it will become soft (like skin) and then when stretched over a drum and dried the skin becomes hard and sings. These are quite large hides and will make at least 3 and as many as 5 drums (depending upon the size of drum frame).
Deer Hide – Hand Drum Kits35$ US – 118$ US
We offer an 8″ & 11″ Kids hand drum kit. As well as our 12″, 14″ and 16″ hand drum kits
Our kits include an amazing instruction manual, a rawhide circle (large enough to wrap all the way over to the back of the drum) with holes punched, lacing long enough to pull the drum and weave a handle, one of our steamed white ash hoops, and a drum stick kit…which includes a moose leather head (to be sewn with the included glover needle and sinew), sheep’s wool, maple stick and sinew/needle to tie it on.
Moose Hide – Hand Drum Kits106$ US – 177$ US
We are thrilled to introduce Moose Hide Hand Drum Kits to our collection. Now, these drum kits come with a warning: They are NOT intended for beginners.
Each kit includes a moose rawhide circle which is big enough to wrap all the way over the side of the back of the drum, holes punched, extra strong lacing to handle the strength of moose with enough to weave a handle, an over built white ash hoop AND a drum stick kit. We are offering 4 different sizes. 12″, 14″, 15″ and 17″
Buffalo Hide – Hand Drum Kits122$ US – 200$ US
We are thrilled to introduce Buffalo Hide Hand Drum Kits to our collection. Now, these drum kits come with a warning: They are NOT intended for beginners.
Each kit includes a buffalo rawhide circle, holes punched, extra strong lacing to handle the strength of buffalo with enough to weave a handle, an over built white ash hoop AND a drum stick kit. We are offering 4 different sizes: 12″, 14″, 15″ and 17″
Hand Drum Bag Kit35$ US – 67$ USIntroducing the Tribal Spirit Moose leather Drum Bag Kit. For workshops or as a ‘do it yourself’ project. Everything included (with detailed instructions) to make you own moose leather drum bag.Our new Drum Bag Kits are design as a workshop. We have included very clear instructions, sinew, glovers needle, small piece of thick moose to make a thimble and all the leather cut to size and appropriate shape. We have also included instructions so that people can personalize their bags with either fringe or left as a ‘live edge’.
Hand Drum Hoops20$ US – 35$ US
White Ash Hand Drum Hoops. Our drums are VERY unusual in that we make our own hoops. These days most (virtually ALL) drum makers are using plywood maple frames made overseas or mitred multi pieced wood frames that are 8 to 12 sided. My understanding is that a hand drum made 500+ years ago would have looked very much like ours (ok maybe not dyed. lol) but someone would have gone out, cut down a tree, split it and then bent it to approximately round. We order white ask lumber in large dimension, and then cut it into lats of different sizes (for different hoops) and steam and bend by hand. We glue the connection with a water proof glue and then sand/router all edges. Our hoops are 98% round. Ash is a very strong wood so our hoops will not move or bend over time no matter what kind of hide is pulled over them.