12" Deer Hide Drum with Mallet
12" 13-sided, white-tailed deer hide frame drum. Comes with a mallet made from a stick prepared by a beaver and a cloth carrying bag.
Dark rainbow colours reveal a spectacular stained glass look when lit from behind.
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 bring peace to the soul, especially during these "Covidian" times.
The mallet is made from leather and a "beavered" stick.
The carrying bag is made from upcycled cloth with a woven strap.
Let, me know what colour you want the bag and I can try to accommodate, depending on the fabric I have in stock.