12" Red Elk Hide Drum
This is one of my smaller sized drums but offers a wonderfully resonating noise.
Handcrafting each one of these drums is a labor of love and reflects in the quality of sound and beauty.
The wood used in the hoop is local Canadian Maple: It has been said in folk lore that passing a young child through the branches of a maple tree is good luck, brings good health, and a long life for children. Maple is said to bring success and abundance.
Elk: Elk have stamina, Strength, Nobility, Elk teaches us how to pace ourselves.
Making the drums red:
I dye all of my drums using a combination of beet and pomegranate juice that I extract, and then I add a secret recipe of several different herbs and natural pigments and allow the skins to sit so that they soak up as much color as possible. It is said that Pomegranate and beet juices were among the first plant dyes used in ancient times.
*Each drum is handcrafted to order, comes with a drum stick, and will take 1-3 days to be crafted and shipped out.*