12" Deer Hide drum with mallet and cloth bag
12" 13-sided, white-tailed deer hide frame drum. This drum features a colourful tie-dyed rainbow starburst pattern. This drum has a nice bell-like tone. The drums come with a mallet made from a stick prepared by a beaver and a cloth carrying bag.
I made all of this drum, mallet and bag myself including fleshing, de-hairing and stretching the hide, making the wooden frame, cutting the lacing from rawhide and finally stretching the drum. The frame is made with 13 sides to represent the lunar calendar. This drum has a delicate bell-like sound and the vibrations it creates bring peace to the soul.