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"Drumming connects you with your bones, your heartbeat, and your natural rhythms. You connect with the drum by holding it close to your heart and letting your feelings, transfer into the drum. When we breathe, we all beat upon a common drum."Steven Ash in Sacred Drumming
Pictured: 18" and 15" Elkskin drums.
Our Lakota maker provides Elkskin frame drums, or hoop drums, very well tied, full wrap, with lace rawhide of elk or deer, which will withstand the rigors of humid weather. Frames are made from maple. We highly recommend these excellent quality, and very reasonably priced, drums. See choice of beaters available, not included.
Deer, buffalo, and steer skin drums are available. Info is available on drum frames, peyote drums, and more.
For all of our drummakers, we recommend the 18" drums for a full, rich tone, easy to hold, excellent for personal use in ceremony, ritual, or music. Consider, also, a drumbag, at bottom of page, for proper care and protection of your drum.
Drum Care Information
We keep elkskin Lakota frame drums in stock.
** We recommend the 18"size for most adults.
Sided Lakota Drums
13" $110.15" $120.
Double Headed Drums
SWEAT LODGE DRUM
13" x 5.5" (BUFFALO Skin)
(Guaranteed to hold its tone in sweat lodge)
49 er Drum
20" x 7"
Covered with Texas Steer.
This drum is made for 4 people to use walking or standing.
Can be used as a small floor drum.
Powwow Drums, Lakota
24" x 12" $420.
26" x 12" $520.
28" x 12" $590.
30" x 14" $750.
32" x 14" $800.
34" x 14" $1000.
36" x 14" 12Ply $1100.
26" powwow beaters $30. each
(Powwow Drums are covered with Texas steer 5-7oz., Buffalo or
$30. Each; natural (wood/leather) or fiberglass/foam head
Pricing on Painting for Lakota drums by Native American Painter only.
For most designs add $225 to drum cost.
Our drum maker will paint your design on a Lakota drum.
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Four Directions with Feather
Kit includes instructions, routed frame,
rawhide (either Deer or Elk),
Up to 14 feet of rawhide lace.
13" Drum Kit...$80.00
15" Drum Kit...$100.00
18" Drum Kit...$130.00
20" Drum Kit...$140.00
S & H for 15", 18", & 20" $25.00
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10" x 1 7/8" 8ply $18.00
13' x 2 2/3" 8ply $35.00
14" x 2 3/4" 10 ply $35.00
15" x 2 3/4" 10 ply $35.00
16" x 2 3/4" 10 ply $35.00
18" x 2 7/8" 10 ply $37.00
20" x 2 7/8" 10 ply $40.00
24" x 3.25" 10 ply $55.00
26" x 3.50" 10 ply $65.00
28" x 4.25" 10 ply $75.00
Cherokee Blackfoot Drums
not available at this time...contact us for more information
Hand frame Drums, by our Cherokee / Blackfoot maker,are made with recycled eastern cedar frames, and cow or elk skins. They come with a simple beater.
Can be made with either 1/2 wrap (sides visible, as in photo,) or full wrap (wood frame fully covered.) We recommend 1/2 wrap in order to see the beauty of the cedar (see photo.) These are exquisitely beautiful drums, but the wood is a little thicker, and therefore heavier, than many contemporary drums.Shipping and Handling on all hand frame Cherokee/ Blackfoot Drums:
12x3 = $130 12x3 = $170
14x3 = $150 14x3 = $190
16x3 = $210
20 x3 = $250
Buffalo hide is an additional $50Larger powwow and sweat lodge drums are also available, see below.
$25.00 by USPS Parcel Post ground or UPS ground
$35.00 USPS Priority Mail airmail
Cherokee drums come with a simple beater.
Drum frames are made from the reclaimed or recycled wood from the heart of the eastern red cedar tree. We can build special drums from hardwoods such as Cherry, Walnut and Maple at extra cost.
Drums can an be finished with Polyurethane or linseed oil.
Cedar Pow Wow Drums (Cow Hide)
Hardwoods can be priced: Cherry, Walnut and Maple.
For Buffalo hide, add $150
17x12 Sweat lodge drum = $500
20x12 Pow Wow Drum = $650
24x12 " " " = $80027x12 " " " = $950
29x12 " " " = $1100
Custom design 3 way stand for any size drum $200
Beaters = Hard or soft is the same price:
Simple beaters = $15
16" = $30; with fringe $40
20"-24" = $35; with fringe: $46
Book and CD $15.95
In this quintessential guide to both creating and facilitating drum circles, noted music therapist and drum circle facilitator Christine Stevens covers everything from key grooves and instrumentation, to the personal side of empowering people and creating transformational experiences through recreational drumming. Filled with practical tools, guidelines, principles, helpful hints, exercises, and even a play-along CD, Stevens' book weaves into one resource the many key elements of what My Generation/AARP Magazine refers to as one of the country's "fastest growing holistic health trends." "Christine Stevens brings together the energy of her drum circle leadership and the healing power of her background in wellness to give us a very helpful book for drum circle leaders, teachers, recreation specialists, religious group leaders, health professionals, business people and amateur drummers." - Dr. Will Schmid, MENC Past President and author, World Music Drumming "This book is a must for anyone involved in or interested in the drum circle movement - from veterans to wanna-be facilitators." - Karl Bruhn, Father of the Music Making and Wellness Movement What you'll learn: . The science of entrainment . The drum circle duality . How to advertise and setup your drum circle . Recommended drums and percussion instruments . Eight basic facilitation cues . Seven essential skills of facilitation . Making arrangements in-the-moment . Facilitation using a melody instrument . Creating sound-scapes with new drummers . How to cover the basics of hand drumming . Starting and maintaining the groove . Designing your program . Facilitating from a place of musical joy! . Creating metaphors and meaning. The Cd features over 45 minutes of play-along grooves to jump-start your drum circle as well as a practice tool to develop your personal percussion repertoire.
Apache Drums made the
Pictured above is her 18" frame drum, Whirlwind lacing pattern, with other sizes behind it.
(Note: drum pictured has additional ornamental lacing added around the fringes, $2./each lace.)
See additional images Below, for standard drums from this maker.
Expect a 1-2 week wait on most Apache drums.
(see images and sizes below)
Skins, as available, are Elk, Horse, Cow, Deer, Buffalo
(extra cost for Elk or Buffalo: add $20.)
Our drummaker recommends at least a 12" drum for adult's liking. We recommend the 18" drums for a full, rich tone, easy to hold, excellent for personal use in ceremony, ritual, or music.
Painting, below, is available for our Apache drums only. Our drummaker will paint your design on your drum as a special order. You may submit your image for painting, or ask for a particular design:
Borders only: $50.00
Pow Wow Drums are also available:
Width x Heighth
24 x 14 $700., includes 4 beaters
28 x 12 $800., includes 4 beaters
30 x 14 $1000., includes 4 beaters
Hanging Drum Stand: $200.00
Additional images of our Apache drums & Beaters:
Pictured are 18" elkskin drums, with whirlwind (red), starburst (neutral) and Spirals border design, and 16" deerskin frame drum.
Below are 18" elkskin whirlwind (red) and starburst.
Colors vary on wrapping of lacing/handles.
The StarBurst lacing design.Pictured are 16" deerskin and 18" cowskin drums, and
simple beaters ($19.)
Beaters are available in several sizes (colors vary):
For hand drums:
B2-716) 7/16" x 16"- $19. Typical size
(Pictured: we recommend this size.)
Colors will vary
For Pow Wow drums:
B4-PW) 1/2" x 24" - $32. (not pictured.)
BF: Beaters with leather handles and fringes:
(7/16 x 16") $37.
Remo makes a wide selection of Mylar/Fibreskyn Native American style frame drums, which they call "Buffalo drums." While these are made from manufactured, non-natural components, they are popular among those whom wish to insure they will hold up under all weather conditions, in sweatlodges, high humid times, etc. Natural skin drums can change or lose their voice, temporarily, due to weather conditions, these do not.
They are available in plain and printed designs. Other sizes available.
14"Plain Buffalo drum: $65.
16" Plain Buffalo drum: $80.
22"Plain Buffalo drum:: $102.
Simple mallet included.
Children's Remo pow wow style "Gathering Drum", also available. 4 drumsticks included (black).
Remo Children's Gathering Drum
21" X 22" -- $242.
7.5" X 22" -- $146.
Other sizes available, 16" $85., 18" $95.
Other Remo Children's Products:
KD-5400-01 - Remo Bongos, 5" & 6", Rain Forest $55.
KD-0608-01 - Remo Djembe, 8" x 15", Rain Forest $93.
KD-5080-01 - Remo Floor Tom, 10" x 10" Rain Forest $60.
KD-1506-01 - Remo Konga, 6" x 15", Rain Forest $69.
KD-0010-01 - Remo TUBANOŽ, 10" x 22", Rain Forest $135.
click here for our complete selection
of Remo Drums
Runes Border design, Apache Drums $100.
plus the cost of the drum
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In every culture and on every continent ...the drum is or has been used for sacred ceremony. Shamans of every tribe have used the drum in ceremony, for healing, and for journeying.
We recommend three options for your shamanic drum
1. Our Lakota Drum
Our bestseller and just a fabulous drum!!!
Holds its voice well, a beautiful drum to journey with.
2. Remo Buffalo Drum
The 22" has the deepest voice, the 16" is a great drum really nice voice... a great drum for outdoor work as it holds its voice in all weather and humidity.
3. Shaman Drum from Pakistan
fixed goatskin head, rosewood frame, includes leather beater
an inexpensive alternative with a very nice voice
FDR12 12" x 2" $35.00
FDR14 14" x 2" $45.00
FDR18 18" x 2" $59.00
FDR22 22" x 2" $69.00
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Palo Santo Sticks 2 oz. approx 10-15 sticks $13.00/ea.
CA White Sage Sticks Large 7" long $6.00/ea.
Ceremonial Tobacco Kinni-Kinnick 1.75 oz. $7.00
How it Heals
Silver Wolf Walks Alone
Book explains how to use sage for smudging, explains the smudging ceremony, the medicinal properties of sage and the spritual healing of sage.
Mock Orange Rattle
Turtle Shell Rattles
Medicine ElkHide Rattles
Handmade Rattles, made out of Mock Orange wood and Elk Hide. These rattle come adorned with leather and have a loud voice
traditionally by our Lakota Drum Maker.
with leather handles and fringe trimmed with Rabbit fur.
Also available in mink and coyote fur.
Handles made from tree branch struck by lightning.
These lightning medicine Rattles are made from Elkhide and filled with semi-precious stones and rocks
The top two rattles have a softer voice, while the bottom three have a louder voice.
Amulet Pouch and Medicine Pouches
Stone Bell Rattles
|from left to
a) African Maraca $25
b) Seed Pod Rattle $20
c) Cow Hoove Rattle $25
d) Pod Rattle $35
e) Sm. Seed Rattle $17
|Amulet Pouch (center)
Made out of leather, appr. 6 1/2".
Medicine Pouches (l & r)
Made out of leather, appr. 5"
|Stone Bell Rattles
Made out of leather, fringe, sea shells and bells. Each
is unique in it's own way. Appr. 7" including fringe.
Red Tara Bag
Elk Hide Rattles
Story Teller Rattle
Red Leather Amulet bag measures 8 1/2" by 11".
Handstitched, elkhide, adorned with tara amulet.
Rattle (middle), soft voice.
Elk Hide Rattles, soft voice
loud voice, 11"
Cedar Talking Stick
18" long cedar wood... adorned with leather, braided yarn,
bells, and more!! Great shaman talking stick
We have more available
Stone Handle Rattles
soft voice, adorned with leather and cloth.
new stone handle rattles in stock contact us
A) Quilted Nylon zippered drum bag
|A) Thick, quilted:
For sizes to 14" frame drum: $34
For sizes to 18" frame drum: $47
For sizes to 20", or 22" frame drum: $58.
For sizes to 26" frame drum: $63.
A Black quilted drum bag with a zippered pocket which holds 4 (3" depth) Native American drums 18" to 20" $90
Quilted Nylon Canvas Drumbag, with zippered
closure, handle, "backpack" straps, and extra zippered
pocket. Great for protection and keeping drum dry
for best playing conditions.
In Black only.
B)Our Economy Drum Bag
|B) Plain, Thin
For 14-18" drums: $25.
D) Cordura Nylon, waterproof with Akuma (the cat)
the princess of the house
D) Cordura Nylon, waterproof, padded with shoulder strap for 16"--18" Drums
Colors available: Burgundy wine, forest green, purple $130. Made in the USA
The best for protection and keeping drum dry for
best playing conditions.
A powerful CD of Yolanda's strong voice doing
beautiful chants in English, for everyone to understand. Beautiful rhythms with Hand Drums, Ceremonial Drums, Rattles, Bells along with wonderful harmonies to enchant your day. Yolanda introduces and tells the story as to how her songs came to her.
includes: Mother I Feel You, Cedar Song, Path of Beauty, Blessing of the Land, Spirit of the Wind, Ancient Mother, Buffalo Woman is Calling, and more.
to the Mystery
If you think there is nothing new in Native
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Native American music, this music is true to its roots while introducing a fresh element and a modern-world feel. Both those who like Native American music, and those who simply like to chill-out, will find this album
appealing, which has the added benefit of introducing
traditional chants, drum rhythms, and flute melodies
to an untapped audience. Guest vocalists include the top-notch talents of Verdell Primeaux and Joanne Shenandoah.
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Come to Me Great
Mystery is the winner of
the 2008 Grammy Award for Best
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Tom Wasinger was honored with the prestigious award on February 9 in
song has a profound depth and beauty which invokes a
compassionate and mystical presence with instrumentation by Grammy
winning producer Tom Wasinger.
Drumming Up Diva CD
Empowering Rhythms & Chants for Women’s Spirit
DANCE TO THE BEAT OF YOUR OWN DRUM!
The UpBeat Philosophy
Play-a-long with this CD or use it
for a women's gathering to REMEMBER your true power and revive your
spirit. Sing the chants, dance the dance,
and drum the rhythm
SPECIAL EDITION Play-Along CD
YOU’VE GOT RHYTHM!
There is musical spirit waiting to be re-discovered in you.To rejuvenate your spirit.To let off steam. $18.00
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