This is a 16-inch shamanic drum made from Reindeer Deer rawhide and is a special drum as it was birthed at the time of the Winter Solstice in December 2020.
We have placed a sunstone crystal in the handle which brings with it the energy of strength. In recognition of the auspicious day on which this drum was birthed, we decorated the inside the wooden hoop with a sun motif.
The energy of the Winter Solstice
At this special time of year the sun rises in the same place on the horizon for three days, preparing for its journey back across our skies towards the height of summer. Everything is still, and everything is at rest. It is a time to drop deep within ourselves, seek out our dreams and visions and then plan to manifest them as we look towards the growing light. The old year has died, and the way is now prepared for the rebirth of activity and expansion into the outer world.
The energy of sunstone
Sunstone is a stone of personal power and freedom and reflects the qualities of solar light. It holds the energy of openness, warmth, strength and mental clarity, and can kindle the fire of leadership within. It can help melt away fears of self doubt enabling us to move forward drawing on our inner strength to achieve things we thought we might not be capable of.
The energy of Reindeer
The Reindeer has an incredible ability to preserve in difficult environments, and across great distances too, some travelling as far as 3000 miles in one season. Their energy teaches us that great things are possible in our lives. In their surefootedness they can support us to utilize our internal gifts so that we can be as equally sure-footed in any situation, enabling us to easily walk through any challenges which may come our way as we walk our path to realize our dreams.
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.
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.