Sun & Bear Paw Frame Drum
Tribal drums, otherwise known as frame drums, are one of the most ancient musical instruments. They have a simple structure with strong spiritual and entertaining effects. Our frame drums are handmade from cow hide and sinew on a mulberry wood frame, then painted.
The bear paw is found in many Native American works of art, and is seen as a symbol of strength and healing. The bear is a sacred animal to Native Americans, and so when a bear is killed, every part of the animal is used.
Note that these natural leather drums are affected by temperature and humidity fluctuations during shipping. Ideally, store them in a warm dry location and they will acclimatize in approximately 5 days. Tuning is quickly done with a warm hair dryer blown across the drum surface (not too close) - the leather will contract, resulting in a tighter fit.
- 15" diameter
- hand made in Indonesia
- protect from temperature extremes