The drum is the heartbeat of our Native American people. Through it comes the songs, that are our prayers. Our prayers are expressed through our singing and dancing. It could not be, without the drum.
We are fortunate to have one of the best Dine' artists around paint our hand-made drums. Our crafts people create a quality drum and our artist puts on the final touches. It helps to bring out the personality of the drum and most often the drummer.
We are proud to offer such exquisite artwork as part of our heritage. Each is hand painted so the pictures below represent only the theme of each style. Each drum will vary slightly, as is the nature of work not mass-produced. We will even try to make modifications as you request, or provide us with a picture of the artwork of your choosing. In any event, your drum will be a one-of-a-kind art piece that you will cherish for years to come.
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All these pictures are actual 16 and 18 inch painted drums. We are adding more all the time.
We produce 12, 16 and 18 inch hand-drums in both single and double-sided styles as well as 12 sided and round frames. The 12 sided frames are either alder or red cedar. They are quality constructed with equal tension on all sides to produce excellent sound. Sound resonance upon striking is typically some five seconds long.
Typically we use cowhide, not just for economics, but because it holds up to heat and moisture better because of its added thickness. We do, however, offer drum of Deer, Elk, Horse and even Buffalo at a slightly higher cost if that is your preference.
Both Beaded and Unbeaded Drumsticks are available as well as Carrying Cases with carry handle to preserve and protect your work of artwork.
We even construct two-sided ceremonial (powwow) drums if that is your need, and can, of course, paint it to your specifications.
Questions regarding special artwork or other hides, etc. should be directed to:
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