Hoop/Frame/Shaman Drum Building Workshops
Build your own Shaman (Hoop) Frame Drum!
This is a fantastically primal experience and you will not only craft your own spiritual instrument but will learn some of the technique and lore associated with this style of Healing Drum.
All materials are included. Your frame can be either multi-ply Maple (domestic) or solid bentwood Mulberry (imported). You select the type of rawhide drum head you want; the rawhide lacing used to attach your head will most likely be Horse or Buffalo (for strength) and the lace to create the handle will match your selection of hide if possible, but we make it a point to use as much of every hide as possible by cutting all scrap into lace so it may vary.
You will personally mount your rawhide drum head and craft your handle from the lacing on the back.
You may currently select Calf/Cow, Deer, or Goat for any size of drum. Camel is available for drums up to 16 inches. Pease include a note with your order letting us know your top 2 preferences (Hides can be very seasonal!). Moose and Elk hide are available at an additional cost; these are listed here as additional variants and will be an additional item in your shopping cart.
Prices listed include the workshop fee and all materials required.
Studios: Contact us to discuss details for hosting this amazing event at your location!
Calf/Cow: High, clear tones if thinner; deep tonality if thicker. These skins tend to be somewhat translucent which gives a very cool appearance, especially around fires. :)
Camel: Good tonal range, more resistant than other hides to humidity changes in tone, and tend to be gorgeous skins, from deeper brown hues to nearly black hides.
Deer: Higher pitched tonality; beautiful white/golden hues.
Goat: Mid range tones. we use African Goat hide which is hand-scraped to remove hair which can leave beautiful patterns on the hide.
The following two skins are available for an additional cost.
If you choose one of the following options, you will need to add 2 items to your shopping cart:
- Choose your desired size drum and add it to your cart;
- then come back to this page and add the ELK or MOOSE Skin Upgrade.
Elk: Very similar to deer but tends to be thicker, so deeper in tone.
Moose: Very similar to deer but tends to be slightly darker hued and thicker, thus deeper in tone.
Please call, text, or email with any additional questions.
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