This lovely little drum makes the perfect travel companion. It's lightweight yet sturdy and has a big voice for a small drum.
The drum head is Scottish red deer and the hoop is ash. She was birthed in the energies of the new moon. The hide was soaked with yew, hazel and mugwort and the hoop was sanded and waxed with a handmade polish using wax from my brother-in-law's bees and olive oil.
I work in scared space and do three days of ceremony with the deer hide and the ash hoop. I call in the directions, the elements, the energies of the plants and the sun and moon.
I journey to the spirit of the deer and the tree to honour them, thank them and ask for permission to make the drum. I also work to clear any trauma the animal and the tree may have suffered during their lifetime.
Your drum will be cleared in ceremony before being sent out to you so it will arrive with you ready to connect with your heartbeat.
You'll also receive a handmade felt drum beater stuffed with local sheep wool and instructions on how to care for your drum and how to connect with her.