13" Deer Hide Drum with Mallet
13" 13-sided, white-tailed deer hide frame drum. Comes with a mallet and cloth carrying bag.
This drum has an unusually low, resonant voice because it is made from the hide of a large buck deer.
I dyed it to look like a star bursting in dark space. It has all the Chakra colours.
I made all of this drum myself including fleshing, de-hairing and stretching the hide, making the wooden frame, cutting the lacing from rawhide, tie-dying the hide and finally stretching the drum.
The frame is made with 13 sides to represent the lunar calendar.
The colour is dyed into the hide so that it will not wear off with use.
The drum has a delicate bell-like sound and the vibrations it creates are good for the soul.
The mallet is made from leather and a "beavered" stick.
The carrying bag is a cloth with a woven strap. I will make you a bag that I think matches the drum, but if you have any colour or pattern preference, please let me know.