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 deer rawhide head and lacing, and 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). You also get 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 on the natural laws of circulation -- the circulatory system, the Heart -- then Deer is our Medicine. Many of us are taught to figure life out, and live in our heads with little attention to our hearts. We suffer from "poverty consciousness", the belief that there is just not enough time, money or love to go around.
Deer opens the heart chakra, teaching us to trust and to empower the feminine quality of love and wisdom. Drumming with Deer reminds us that we live in an abundant universe with more than enough of everything. Deer helps us learn the laws of circulation -- when we feel unloved, it is time to love others and feel that love returned many fold.
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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