9" Oval Deer Hide Drum with Mallet and Cloth Carrying Bag
9" oval frame drum of white-tailed deer hide. Comes with a padded mallet and cloth carrying bag.
The frame of this drum is crafted from a repurposed wooden bowl, which gives a full sound for such a small drum.
The hide has been tie-dyed and looks like the sun bursting in a dark outer space.
I made all of the 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 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 cloth.
This drum has a medium tone of voice, especially for such a compact, easy to carry, drum.