We hand cut the drum head, punch sixteen holes in the head and cut the lacings from the same animal. Our prayers are directed to the spirit of the animal who gave its life, and to the one who will have this drum kit. Most all of our work is done from our location in Portland, Oregon.
Each kit contains a elk rawhide head and lacing, your choice of 13", 15", 17" or 21"-22"
Yellow Cedar hoop (2 7/8" deep), 13" or 17" Willow Oak hoop (3
1/4" deep), 15" or 18" Deodar Cedar hoop (2 1/2" deep) or 15" or 20" Maple hoop (2 7/8" deep). Also included are the makings for a soft beater, which we recommend for these drums. The instructions are easy to follow, and this makes a great project for those who want to put their own prayer and energy into their instrument.
The drum shown is for illustration only, each drum is different and has its own personality, appearance and voice. If you like, give us a call at 877-34 DRUMS and we will be happy to play them for you so that you can choose the perfect sound for you.
When we are working in the West on the Medicine Wheel -- the Water, Emotions, Chaos, Shadow Self -- then Elk medicine gives us the stamina and endurance to get through the edges -- from the Known to the Unknown. As we go through our fears, we expand ourselves and add more trust to our circle. Trust is the lubricant that helps us take the "leap of faith" that leads us to unity with Spirit, and to a reclaiming of our original grace.
Elk is powerful medicine for healing child abuse and addictive patterns. The Elk will bring up our unresolved grief, and help purify and cleanse us through grieving and crying our sweet tears. The vibration of Elk opens the third Chakra, the belly, where we carry our fears and undigested values that interfere with our pure will. The Elk is a communal animal, hanging out with members of the same sex except during mating season.
Quality: Healing disappointment in relationships. Spirit tone: D Subtle body affinities: Emotional/Mental, Element: Fire
Maple helps you release disappointment and disillusionment at a change in form or the termination of a relationship. You are encouraged to extend unconditional love to the other by affirming the positive qualities of that person. Maple also tells you to focus unconditional love toward yourself and affirm your own gifts to the relationship. As you do this you will experience more peace. Unconditional love for another always connects you with that person and comforts you with your own strength.
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