Drum size: 12”
Head: Deer Rawhide
Acrylic paints this is a modern style drum.
To make a drum is a very long process. First I have to find a hunter who harvests the deer/elk for its meat in a respectful way. Then I flesh the hide and take it to the river where I soak it until the hair falls off. Next I stretch the hide and pray with it. Then I cut the rawhide heads and soak them and the rawhide lace. Then I tie the drums and hang them in trees to dry. A few days later I am able to paint each drum. Each drum is a living guest in your home. When they get to hot they tighten and can crack, if they get to cold they soften and wont play. These drums I make have a spirit. They should be treated as a guest in your home. Place in an area where they will be comfortable, do not place them face down (disrespectful) they are not to be hung on the wall as the energy will drain out (walls are for decorations) I was taught that the drum is a part of all cultures around the world. When we come into this world we have our drum and our flute and when we leave this world we take our drum and our flute (meaning voice and heartbeat)
Last picture in this listing is a photo of the actual artist.
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ARTIST NAME: Aodhàn Crawford
TRIBAL AFFILIATION: Aniyunwiya Tsalagi (Cherokee)
Your item comes with Certificate of Native American Made/Celtic Made Authenticity
Portions of this sale are sent to my tribe and various communities I am involved with. I also donated items to various prisons to help fund their Native American programs and help those who can not help themselves. Inedible meat is donated to zoos and local raptor rehab facilities. I also carry real wolf, mountain lion and bear items on my direct website but they’re not allowed for sale through this venue.
You are buying directly from the artist.
I am also Clan member of Clan Crawford and Clan Fraser of Lovatt.
Rawhide used comes from Mule deer or Odocoileus hemionus or Elk