Signed Native American Hand Crafted 12 Sided 16 Buffalo Hide Frame Drum & Beater. Black Elk, an Oglala Sioux holy man made famous by John Neihardt’s book Black Elk Speaks, offers this perspective: Since the drum is often the only instrument used in our sacred rites, I should perhaps tell you here why it is especially sacred and important to us. It is because the round form of the drum represents the whole universe, and its steady strong beat is the pulse, the heart, throbbing at the center of the universe. It is the voice of Wakan Tanka (Great Spirit), and this sound stirs us and helps us to understand the mystery and power of all things. Realize that a drum made of wood and any type hide/skin was created from two living beings, one a tree being a cedar tree that gave itself for the frame, the other gave its robe to give the drum its voice. Combining these two lives has created your drum. Some may tell you that these lives, in a way, live on when the drum is played. Owning a drum means respecting the drum. If you don’t feel that a drum is more than a’showpiece’, perhaps you shouldn’t own one. Respect goes deeper than physically caring for a drum, your drum is a living being, so you will want to honor its spirit with love and respect. If the drum belongs to an individual, then permission must be given by that individual for anyone else to even touch it much less play it. In other words, look but do not touch unless permission has been given. Play the drum regularly. A Native American drums sound will evolve over time the more often it is played. This will give the drum a more complex individual sound. If your drum sounds like you’re smacking hollow wood, play it with a lighter touch. Never hammer or beat, usually a normal, moderate tapping is all it takes for your drum’s voice to be heard and also to be carried further. Store skin side up this shows respect and it is easier on the hide. Store your drum away from direct sunlight. The animal skin of the drum can burn just like human skin with too much exposure to direct sunlight. If using heat to tighten your drum remember, if it is too hot for your skin it is too hot for the drum. A little water spritzed on the drum will deepen the tone or voice. Remember each drum has its own voice and it will change with the weather. 16″ Diameter x 2″ Depth. Signed ZDC on Inner Frame. The item “Signed Native American Hand Made 12 Sided 16 Buffalo Hide Frame Drum & Beater” is in sale since Sunday, August 23, 2020. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Other Musical Instruments”. The seller is “works2much” and is located in Lithia Springs, Georgia. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Mexico, Germany, Japan, France, Australia, Russian federation, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Type: Frame Drum
- Brand: Unbranded