This 18″ Shamanic Drum is made from Red Deer hide. We birthed this Special Edition drum at the time of the December Full Moon, which is known as the Oak Moon. The hoop is European Oak waxed with bees wax from rescued bees and we have painted an oak motif on the inside. We have set a Rainbow Moonstone crystal in the handle and the tension ring is wrapped in a suede and the fluffy fabric finishes off the handle so that it is really comfortable to hold.
We have named this drum peace, after the quiet time we experience in nature at this time of year, and it has a purple ring and a grey furry handle.
The energy of Rainbow Moonstone
Moonstone is a stone of mystery, and is associated with the feminine because of its ability to enhance the intuitive side of the mind. It has been used for centuries to connect with the energy and power of the moon. Rainbow Moonstone emanates great vitality, life force and joy, and offer the gifts of inner peace and harmony, emotional balance and purification.
The energy of Oak
Each of the Full Moons has a name, and our English ancestors in Medieval England called this the Oak Moon. The underlying energy of oak tells of inner strength and will lead the way to truth, bringing personal power and vision. Oak energy is also known to provide a gateway to understanding. Oak restores the will and self-determination that may have become weakened in times of stress and restores faith in the vision of what you are working towards.
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.
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 drum beater is included within the price of the commissioned drum.
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 each drum is birthed through ceremony, over mugwort incense.
We also take great care in the sourcing of our materials. The Red Deer hide used to make this drum is from Scotland and the timber for the Oak hoop is sourced from European Oak 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.