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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  • Deer Hand Drums – Natural/Dyed

    37$ US260$ 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).

  • Moose Hand Drums – Natural/Dyed

    119$ US316$ 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

    137$ US267$ 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)

  • Hand Drum Kits

    33$ US111$ 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.

  • Buffalo Hand Drums

    167$ US427$ US

    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).

  • DiY Hand Drum Kits

    134$ US186$ US

    DiY Hand Drum Kits. New to Tribal Spirit!!   Our drum kits are amazing and extremely popular, but sometimes a group or person just really needs to do the whole darn thing themselves.

    For each DIY option available we have included one full hide with the amount of hand drums you will most likely get out of your hide.  For example you should have no problem getting 7 x 8″ drums out of one hide or 5 x 11″ drums out of one hide etc.  It is little more complicated with the 16″ though.  Generally a deer produces only one guaranteed 16″ out of a hide.  So we offer two options 1x 16″ hoop with a 14″ hoop (so your hide is going to produce 2 drums).  OR 1 x16″ hoop with 2 x12″ hoops (3 drums).  From years of experience I am picking out the number of hoops you should get out of your deer.  We are including 4 nice sized rawhide scraps to help with your lacing so that you will be able to use the scraps from the full hide AND the extras we throw in to cut lacing to pull your drums.  If you wish to add on another hide or more hoops you can add them separately.

    Our DIY kit will also include a Tribal Spirit drum making instruction manual.  You will have to cut your lacing and punch the holes, but our manual will help guide you along.

  • 14″ Double Sided Hand Drums

    241$ US297$ 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.

  • Sale!

    Teen & Adult Drums with Art Work – IN STOCK

    119$ US163$ US

    Isolation Special 20% off all Custom Image Drums….. 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.

  • Custom Order Art Work

    45$ US286$ US

    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, normally.

  • Leather drum ‘blankie’

    22$ 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. 

  • Sale!

    Children’s Custom Hand Drums – IN STOCK

    48$ US 39$ 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. 

  • Custom Stencil Image – Dyed Hand Drums

    41$ US204$ 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 [email protected]. 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

    33$ US82$ 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 (video also available) sinew, glovers needle, small pice 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 ‘live edge’.