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 HAND DRUM INCLUDES A DRUM STICK!!

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  • Moose Hand Drums – Natural/Dyed

    160$ Canadian425$ 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).  Our 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)

  • Sale!

    Buffalo Hand Drums

    180$ Canadian575$ Canadian

    Buffalo Hand Drums on Sale 20% off!!   One of the most important tools in the Native tradition is the Buffalo Rawhide Hand Drum.  We have been working for quite some time to establish a secure supply of Buffalo hide.  For Tribal Spirit, moose and deer hides are easy to gather….as there are lots of them living locally.  But wild Buffalo are a rare thing these days.  These hides come from farmed raised Buffalo.  The grain on a buffalo is completely unique….there are shadows in the hide that would make you think of alligator.

  • Black Bear Drums

    75$ Canadian400$ Canadian
    Black Bear Hand Drums are back in stock:  Black Bear drums are amazing drums…I can’t overstate this….crazy amazing drums.  Bear Medicine.  We live in the Laurentian mountains north of Montreal where we have a very healthy bear population.  Each year local fish and game evaluates the numbers in the area and issue hunting permits.  Local families hunt and eat bear.  ALL of these bear were eaten.  Our family are not hunters but we are very good gatherers.  During the spring and fall bear hunt we gather these hides and then process them into rawhide.  Black bear have a very rich deep tone with a bit of harmonics thrown in.
  • Deer Hand Drums – Natural/Dyed

    50$ Canadian350$ 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).

  • Bear Grease

    30$ Canadian55$ Canadian

    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 fl oz) and 300 ml (10 fl oz).

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

     

  • Teen & Adult Drums with Art Work – IN STOCK

    155$ Canadian250$ Canadian

    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.

  • 16” Cherry Mitered Frame – Elk Hand Drum

    185$ Canadian360$ 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)

  • 14″ Double Sided Hand Drums

    350$ Canadian400$ 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.

  • Leather drum ‘blankie’

    30$ 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. 

  • Deer Hide – Hand Drum Kits

    45$ Canadian150$ Canadian

    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 Kit

    Moose Hide – Hand Drum Kits

    135$ Canadian225$ Canadian

    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 Kits

    155$ Canadian255$ Canadian

    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″

  • Custom Stencil Image – Dyed Hand Drums

    55$ Canadian275$ Canadian

    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

    45$ Canadian85$ Canadian
    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’.
  • Holiday Cards

    18$ Canadian30$ 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.