This is a 16-inch shamanic drum made from Red Deer rawhide and is a special drum as it was birthed at the time of the November (2021) new moon when the night sky was at its darkest. We have placed an obsidian crystal in the handle. We have also painted an owl motif on the inside of the wooden hoop, with owl being the master of the dark. The hoop is English Ash waxed with beeswax from rescued bees, and the tension ring is wrapped in suede with fluffy fabric finishing off the handle so that it is really comfortable to hold.
The energy of obsidian
Obsidian is a grounding and protective stone. It is used to dispel negative energies. It helps to bring the unconscious to the conscious, revealing old patterns that are holding back personal growth. This obsidian crystal has a golden shimmer.
The energy of Red Deer
When we encounter the Red Deer in the wild, our breath catches and we are transfixed by their graceful features and delicate movements. We can draw on their energy to give us the power to deal with challenges with grace. As Red Deer holds a real gentleness, we can be sensitive and intuitive was we walk our path. We can also hold onto vigilance and also adaptability, with the ability to change direction quickly should we need to. Just as the deer has an uncanny sense of where to find the green freshness earth provides, we can ask the deer within ourselves to seek out our inner treasures.
Guidance for choosing your drum
The 14″ drums are the most portable and tend to have a higher pitch than the larger ones. Our 16″ is often seen as a great compromise between transportability and depth of voice. The larger 18″ drum is a little heavier but usually has a deeper voice. However, each drum is very much an individual and can vary from what is expected.
Our guidance video
We have a video with guidance to help you choose your drum. Here is the link. (Scroll down the page to see the guidance video.)
All of our drums come with a 7-day money-back guarantee, to allow you time to hold your drum in your hands and hear it’s voice, ensuring that you are right for each other.
Your drum beater
Your suede drum beater is included within the price of the drum.
Postage & Packaging
This item comes with free postage and packaging to the UK. If you are buying from overseas, the postage cost will be applied at the checkout page.
This is a special note for European drum buyers. As the UK is no longer part of the EU, Value Added Tax (VAT) is added to the cost of this product. This charge is in addition to what you pay here in our shop. You will be asked to pay this via the courier once we have dispatched your parcel. The amount will vary from country to country, so please check before purchasing so you understand what the additional customs charge will be. You can check what percentage VAT is charged by your country via this link or this link. It will be a minimum of 15%, and in some countries, it is 25%.
About the making of this drum
We make our drums from our home on the edge of the West Pennine Moors in the northwest of England. We create the drums in sacred space and awakening them in ceremony over incense.
We also take great care in the sourcing of our materials. The Red Deer hides used to make our drums come from Scotland and the Reindeer hides come from Finland. The timber for the Ash hoop is sourced from UK ash and is crafted by a local carpenter in Wigan. The wood has a layer of beeswax to bring out its natural grain. The wax is from bees which have been rescued.