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!!

COVID-19  Update:  Our small family run business is still up and running. Looking for supplies during your time of social distancing?  We’re still shipping daily!  New specials coming to help us all ride this out!

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  • Children’s Custom Hand Drums – IN STOCK

    50$ US73$ US

    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.  Includes a drumstick. 

  • Teen & Adult Drums with Art Work – IN STOCK

    131$ US224$ US

    Every drum here is in stock ready to ship.  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.

  • Sale!

    Deer Hand Drums – Natural/Dyed

    31$ US270$ US

    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).

  • Hand Drum Kits

    35$ US116$ US

    Introducing our new 8″ and 11″ Kids drum kits.
    We recommend 8″ kits ages 0-5 and our 11″ kits for ages 5-12

    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.

    If you are looking for our Isolation Special for families please click here:  https://tribalspiritmusic.com/product/kids-hand-drum-kits/

    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. We are very used to dealing with small or huge orders.

  • Moose Hand Drums – Natural/Dyed

    123$ US328$ US

    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).

  • 16” Cherry Mitered Frame – Elk Hand Drum

    143$ US278$ US

    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)

  • Buffalo Hand Drums

    173$ US443$ US

     

    20% off all Buffalo Hand Drum till June 1!!  

    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).

  • 14″ Double Sided Hand Drums

    270$ US308$ 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.

  • Black Bear Drums

    58$ US308$ US
    The 16” has a huge bass tone that is so sweet. Very mellow yet formidable.  Our 14” is a little tighter in tone but still rich.  Both the 14” and 12” have been very successful in sweat lodge. (we do not recommend our 16″ for lodge) Our 8” is for sure higher in tone but still quite sweet and carries the medicine of the bear.  All of these drums are quite well greased and will not need applications of bear grease.  All hand drums will include a drum stick!  We will only have these drums for a short period of time…enjoy!! 
    (Please choose the size to display price of drum)
  • Leather drum ‘blankie’

    23$ 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 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. 

  • Custom Stencil Image – Dyed Hand Drums

    42$ US212$ US

    We use dye on our drums not paint because paint increases the likelihood that a drum skin will crack. Hides are constantly moving with humidity changes but paint doesn’t like to move…and there is the problem. Dye works like a tattoo and naturally moves with the movement of the skin. But it is kinda tricky to dye specific images onto hide. Hides have to soak in the dye for 24 hours and getting a feather or an animal image is interesting… but our techniques have evolved…as long as the image isn’t TOO detailed we will be able to apply your image to a hide.

    So…. Once you complete your purchase please email us the image or an approximate image to info@tribalspiritmusic.com. I will confirm with you when I see the image. If you are not sure, but you want a bear, or a feather or an eagle….let me know and I will contact you with a few image ideas for you to approve.  Delivery for a custom drum is about a week.

  • Hand Drum Bag Kit

    35$ US66$ US
    Introducing 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’.
  • Bear Grease

    23$ US42$ US

    Bear Grease is a traditional native american medicine. Black Bears have an unusual amount of fat on their bodies because they spend summers building up energy for hibernation. Over the winter Bears survive on this energy through their fat build up. Our Bear Grease is 100% pure Bear Grease.  It contains no preservatives or any other additives and must be stored in a fridge or freezer.  Jars are 120 ml (4.0 US fluid oz)

    ** Sorry we can not ship this to the USA.  Please do not purchase or we will have to refund.