10" Christmas Drum (Dyed Deer Hide) with Mallet and Cloth Carrying Bag
This festive Christmas drum is perfect for hanging on an inside door as a wreath and then welcoming in Christmas morning by playing it to one of your favourite Christmas carols.
I made all of the drum myself including fleshing, de-hairing and stretching the white-tailed deer 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 made from upcycled cloth with a woven strap.