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.

EVERY DRUM INCLUDES A DRUM STICK!!

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    Holiday Cards

    16$ Canadian27$ Canadian

    We, here at Tribal Spirit unabashedly like the holiday season.  We live in a winter wonderland, love the lights, love the music.  We’re trying to start a resurgence of card sending, or at least inspire you to get a few cards to make your favourite NDNs giggle when they open it.

    Available in 6 or 12 packs (with envelopes included) – 5″ x 7″ premium matte finish – Blank interior.

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    Children’s Hand Drums – Natural or Dyed or Image all IN STOCK

    23$ Canadian86$ Canadian

    Tribal Spirit Children’s Hand Drums: All the drums seen here are in Stock ready to ship.  It is said that if your heart is beating you know how to drum.  There is nothing more thrilling than to watch a child, even an infant discover the joy of beating a drum and playing a song.  Music opens the soul and a drum is the perfect ‘first’ instrument.  Available in 8″ and 11″ includes drumstick.  Dyed, Natural or In Stock Custom Image.   

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    Teen & Adult Drums with Art Work – IN STOCK

    144$ Canadian248$ Canadian

    Every drum here is in stock ready to ship.  As we move closer to the holidays we know that everyone is in a rush and want to get what they need NOW. lol.  So we are selecting some of our most popular custom image drums and making sure we have them in stock ready to ship the very next day.

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    Custom Order Art Work

    54$ Canadian338$ Canadian

    Do you have a custom image in mind? We would be glad to help manifest it. We are very fast at making custom image drums.  But these drums definitely require some client participation… First step, come up with the colour combo you would like in the background (can also be one colour with natural hide in the middle with art over it) … next, what image would make your drum come alive??  When you are checking out please make your colour and image preferences (in the note section, or email us at [email protected])  Delivery for a custom art hand drum will take 7-10 days.

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    Deer Hand Drums – Natural/Dyed

    36$ Canadian315$ Canadian

    Our full selection of Deer hide hand drums with lots IN STOCK ready to ship.  From our 8″ kid’s drum up to our biggest deer drum at 16″.  All hand drums come with a drum stick.  (Our standard colour for the dyed drum is Walnut… if you would prefer a different colour, please leave us a note during checkout). 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.  (share your colour preference in comment box while checking out). FYI: when we say something is in stock, we mean that we will be shipping your item the VERY next shipping day!! Holiday shopping without stress.

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    Moose Hand Drums – Natural/Dyed

    144$ Canadian383$ Canadian

    Our full selection of Moose hide hand drums with lots in stock ready to ship.  From our 12″ drum up to our biggest Moose drum at 17″.  All hand drums come with a drum stick.  (Our standard colour for the dyed drum is Walnut… if you would prefer a different colour, please leave us a note during checkout).  12″ are really specific for Sweat lodge.  14″ and 15″ are very versatile drums great for sweat lodge and out of lodge nice big base tone.  17″ is our biggest boomer, huge tone very deep and powerful (not for lodge)  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.  (share your colour preference in comment box while checking out). FYI: when we say something is in stock, we mean that we will be shipping your item the VERY next shipping day!! Holiday shopping without stress.

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    16” Cherry Mitered Frame – Elk Hand Drum

    167$ Canadian324$ Canadian

    16″ x 3″ solid Cherry (mitered – 16 sided) Elk Hide (Selecting thicker hide between the shoulders). Drum stick included.  Click pic for more info. 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.  (share your colour preference in comment box while checking out)

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    Buffalo Hand Drums

    203$ Canadian518$ Canadian

    Buffalo Hand Drums: Lots of dyed or natural in stock ready for next day shipping.  One of the most important tools in the Native tradition is the Buffalo Rawhide Hand Drum.  They have a huge bass tone and are great for resisting humidity issues. 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.  (share your colour preference in comment box while checking out). FYI: when we say something is in stock, we mean that we will be shipping your item the VERY next shipping day!! Holiday shopping without stress.

  • Hand Drum Kits

    35$ Canadian150$ Canadian

    Introducing our new 8″ and 11″ Kids drum kits.
    (we recommend 8″ kits ages 0-5, 11″ kits for ages 5-12)

    For years we have been providing the most amazing adult sized 12″ and 14″ drum kits and now by popular demand we have geared up and are now offering a new line of Kids drum kits. Like our adult drums, each kit includes a hand steamed white ash hoop, a deer hide with holes punched large enough to wrap all the way over to the back of the frame. Lacing long enough to tie up the drum and weave a handle, a drum stick kit AND instructions to help anyone, even a complete beginner pull an amazing drum.

    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 glovers needle and sinew), sheep’s wool, maple stick and sinew/needle to tie it on. We are very used to dealing with small or huge orders.

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    14″ Double Sided Hand Drums

    293$ Canadian360$ Canadian

    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.

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    Hand Drum Hoops

    23$ Canadian41$ Canadian

    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.

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    Leather drum ‘blankie’

    25$ Canadian 23$ Canadian

    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 6 to 7 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. 

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    Gift Cards

    23$ Canadian180$ Canadian
    These Gift Cards can be purchase here online, and we will ship them to either you or the person you are offering it to. (during check out you can add that shipping address if you wish)  The recipient can browse our web site and either call in, email, or Facebook message us to redeem the value of the card.  (this will be explained in a note sent along with the card)