Hand Drums

We make our Native American hand drums old school, with steamed white ash frames which we make from scratch. They are almost round (98%), and made with wild deer, moose, buffalo and elk hides.  These are very close to what a drum would look like from 500 years ago.
Our drums are available in a natural tan colour or dyed either walnut or a range of colours upon request.
We live in Canada and ship to USA (except bear drums).


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  • Sale!

    Art Work Hand Drums: In Stock

    152$ US172$ US


    New Art Drums Each Week:  For the past several years, at this time of season, we take a moment in all the craziness to make a batch of custom hand drums with silhouette images.  They are always very popular, we love making them and we hope your loved ones are thrilled to receive them.  We ship to the US.

    All hand drums come with a drum stick. 

  • Black Bear Drums

    63$ US338$ US
    Black Bear drums are my absolute favourite drums to both pull and play.  They are medicine drums that do amazing work and are very powerful.  Bear skin is different than other hides.  They are very patterned and dramatic.   These bear are legally harvested for food as part of the Quebec spring bear hunt.  Over the years we have developed an extensive network of butchers and each year get a few dozen hides.  This week I dove into these hides and pulled a bunch of wonderful drums.  Enjoy.
    Every hand drum comes with a Drum Stick.
  • Native Hand Drums-Deer Hide

    63$ US325$ US

    Our full range of Deer hide hand drums, from our 8″ kid’s drum up to our biggest deer drum at 16″.  All hand drums come with a drum stick.  Add a moose drum bag to protect your drum and get $25 off the set. The absolute BEST way to protect your drum from humidity changes is to cover your drum in leather…the classiest way is with one of our beautiful drum bags.  We live in Canada and ship to USA.

    All hand drums come with a drum stick!

  • Native Hand Drums- Moose Hide

    156$ US423$ US

    Our full selection of Moose hide hand drums.  From our 12″ drum up to our biggest Moose drum at 17″.  Our 12″ are really specific for Sweat lodge.  Our 14″ and 15″ are very versatile drums great for sweat lodge and out of lodge nice big bass tone.  17″ is our biggest boomer, huge tone very deep and powerful (not for lodge).  We live in Canada and ship to USA.

    All hand drums come with a drum stick.

  • 16” White Ash Mitered Frame – Native Hand Drum-Elk Hide

    178$ US325$ US

    We live in the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal where white ash trees are abundant.  We have a local farmer who selectively manages his forest and harvests limited trees per year.  We bought this wood several years ago and have been air drying it above our workshop. We then cut, plane, then cut again and created a 16 sided frame drum that is 16” diameter and 3” deep.

    We are using Elk on these drums and specifically selecting the thicker part between the shoulders.  The white ash is a hard wood which helps the hide produce a deep rich tone. We always wrap our hide over to the back of the drum, because this makes a stronger, longer lasting drum.   Add a moose drum bag to protect your drum and get $25 off the set. The absolute BEST way to protect your drum from humidity changes is to cover your drum in leather…the classiest way is with one of our beautiful drum bags. Drum Stick Included.

  • Children’s Native Hand Drums

    63$ US76$ US

    Dyed (please choose your colour) or Natural our 8” and 11” kids drums are made with wild deer hide and come with a drum stick.  Laced with deer rawhide, the handle is perfect and very durable for little hands!  Comes with a kid sized drumstick.

  • Natural and Dyed Hand Drums: In Stock

    76$ US123$ US

    If you need a drum quickly, these are all in stock drums ready to be shipped tomorrow. We ship to USA.

    All hand drums come with a drum stick!

  • Deer Hide – Hand Drum Kit

    51$ US139$ 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 with holes punched (large enough to wrap all the way over to the back of the drum), rawhide lacing long enough to pull the drum and weave a handle, one of our steamed white ash hoops, and a drum stick kit.  Our kits come with very detailed instructions and a video to help you make your drum.  We are confident that anyone can make a hand drum with the assistance of our instructions.

  • Moose Hide Hand Drum Kit

    Moose Hide – Native Hand Drum Kit

    135$ US211$ 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.

  • Moose Leather Drum ‘Blankie’

    25$ US

    The very best way to care for your drum long term is 1) bear grease treatment twice a year AND 2) keep your drum covered in leather all the time!!  We make beautiful moose leather drum bags but they can be outside the budget sometimes. So for a budget solution our split leather is perfect.  We select 7 to 9 sq ft pieces and this is plenty to wrap your drum with.  It can then live inside a canvas or plastic bag…..but the leather will protect your drum. 

  • Teníye Hand Shaker/Rattle

    55$ US

    Teníye means Moose in the Secwepemc language (Joywind is Secwepemc). and the ends of this rattle are moose….so…. This is a GREAT school situation rattle.  Great tone and indestructible!!  lol

    This 6 inch long rattle is a cabinetmaking piece of magic combining Moose Rawhide and Ash wood to create a very cool rattle.  White Ash is a very clean hard wood that is very effective as a rattle cuz it amplifies the tone.  Each end is capped with 1/4″ moose rawhide so the as you are playing, the glass beads are rattling around the wood as well as the rawhide.  This rattle is virtually indestructible and so it is the perfect shaker for a little person….and also perfect for travelling when you don’t want to carry a drum but need some percussion handy.  This shaker will also be very sweet in Sweatlodge…small but carries a big voice. We have made two designs.  Natural (bear greased with latex varnish) or Red Stain with varnish.

  • 14″ Double Sided Native Hand Drums

    338$ US

    Moose or Buffalo 14″ Double Sided Hand Drums. These drums were designed for the Sweat Lodge….but live happily in any humidity situation. They have a very tight, clean resonance. Very popular with Smoke Dance singers. Great medicine Drum with a little something special inside.

    NOTE: If purchasing a leather drum bag for this drum, please select 16/17″ sized bag.

  • Hand Drum Bag Kit

    38$ US135$ US
    For workshops or as a ‘do it yourself’ project.  Everything included (with detailed instructions) to make your own moose leather drum bag.
    Our new Drum Bag Kits are designed for 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’.
    Available in Gold, Cedarwood, Espresso Brown, Walnut Brown
    Do you have a colour preference?  Let us know in the comment section as you check out.