The Native American drums we are offering here are made with steamed white ash frames. They are almost round (because we hand steam them), and made with wild deer, moose and buffalo hides. Each year during hunting season we gather hides from deer and moose that hunters are eating but don’t know what to do with the hide. (these anaimal are not the result of sport hunting) Generally throughout north america hides are thrown in the garbage. We have developed a network of butchers who put the hides aside for us. We gather them, apply salt to preserve them and then at the end of the season ship them all to a Canadian tannery who processes half into raw hide for our drums and the other half into leather (please visit our leather page). Most of 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!!
Care of your drum!!! KEEP YOUR DRUM AWAY FROM THE FIRE OR OTHER HEAT SOURCES!! Our drums do NOT need to be heated up in order to play them….our drums are guarenteed if you find that your drum is flat all the time, call us and we will replace your drum. You do not need to heat up our drums before playing them. The best way to protect your drum is to apply bear grease twice a year. Applying bear great will keep your drum flexible and both resist humidity challenges and prevent against cracking. Hide will dry out over time (just like our skin would) but bear grease is a traditional moisturiser that has been used for ages. The idea place to store your drum is in one of our leather bags OR simply wrapped up in a piece of leather…Although I know it is temping to hang your drum on the wall, traditionally drums are put away and allowed to rest between times when we need them. IF you insist on the wall, hang your drum in an area of the house which has little direct heat. (direct sunlight, radiator, fire place etc all bad) AND BEAR GREASE!!! (available at the bottom of this page) twice a year!! Feel free to contact us if you have other questions about the care of your drum.
The Native American drums we are offering here are made with steamed white ash frames. They are almost round (because we hand steam them), and made with wild deer, moose and buffalo hides. EVERY DRUM INCLUDES A DRUM STICK!!