Native American Elk Hide Hand Drum 10" -Shoshone
This is a high quality Native American elk hide hand drum is a work of art that is not only something rare but wonderful to own and play. This beautiful hand drum is an authentic Native made drum that uses natural elk skin rawhide for the drum head and lacing. Many non Natives also make drums that can be seen online but this genuine American Indian drum is made by a real Shoshone drum maker. It is becoming harder to find Native handcrafts that are created in the traditional ways.
This Shoshone Indian hand drum is made by hand using strong durable elk skin rawhide. The maker carefully stretched and hand scraped the raw hide, then cut the head and lacing. Elk rawhide provided an excellent sound quality desired for drumming. The head of the drum is laced to one side of the frame hoop using a traditional pattern of the four directions of earth, north, south, east and west, forming a hand hold on the back for drumming. This design is perfect for drumming circles, sweat lodges and meditation. The 10" diameter is popular because of the compact size. A custom deer skin drum beater made by the drum maker is included. Actual drum is shown, measures 10" diameter. Authentic Native American, Tribe: Cherokee