This 16" drum was birthed at Imbolc under the new moon.
Her skin is Scottish red deer and her hoop is ash. Her skin was soaked with yew, mugwort, nettle and pine. Her hoop was sanded and waxed with wax from my brother-in-law's beehives.
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 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.