This is an 16 inch shamanic drum made from Red Deer rawhide and is a really special drum in that it was birthed at the time of the Wolf Full Moon in January 2022. Our distant ancestors called this moon the Wolf Moon, going back to a time when the haunting howl of the wolf would travel through the frost laden valleys piercing the stillness of winter.
This drum is made from Red Deer hide and the hoop is English Ash waxed with bees wax from rescued bees. We have painted a wolf motif inside the hoop and we have set a Carnelian crystal in the handle. The tension ring is wrapped in a suede and the fluffy fabric finishes off the handle so that it is really comfortable to hold.
The energy of Carnelian
The carnelian crystal brings with it an influx of life force, creative energies and assertive will. If you are looking to build confidence, courage, passion and power within yourself then this is the drum for you. It is of great help to the gentle souls who wish for good things but have difficulty making them happen. It brings with it the inspiration for increasing zest for living and the willingness to take risks inherent in all strong actions.
The energy of Wolf
When we look at the inner qualities Wolf brings as an animal spirit guide it is around instinct, intelligence and an appetite for freedom. Wolf is a symbol of wildness, and the energy these drums will hold is about stepping into your authentic self, reigniting your personal power and finding your inner wild twin.
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.
Your drum beater
Your suede drum beater is included within the price.
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%.
This drum comes with a 7-day trial period, so if you aren’t quite perfect for each other you can return your drum and receive a full refund.
Our video guide
On our website, 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.)
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.