These drums are ideal for round dance, drum circles and performances. These are our most popular drum as the sound is big and open and has a base tone…..great scratching for round dance!! We cut and steam our own white ash hoops for all our drums. This drum is 16″ x 3″ and cuz we hand steam, it is about 98% round…perfectly round hoops are made with plywood. We like to make old school style drums….imagine 800 years ago…they were made like this…almost round. Each year during hunting season we gather hides from hunters who eat the meat but don’t need the hide. This is a wild white tail deer from the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal where we live. All our hand drums include a drum stick made of maple branch, moose leather head stuffed with raw sheets wool.