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Drum Beaters
 

We make several kinds of drum beaters* because each type has a different sound and brings out the best in different kinds of drums.

Our basic beater is made in either a hard, medium or soft version.  The hard version gives you a strong "attack" to your sound, and a sharper envelope.  These beaters seem to do especially well on the larger, thicker drums.  It is made with a core center of cotton cloth covered by deer suede and wrapped in waxed thread.  The soft version gives you a more extended sound with less of the strike sound & more "hum".  It works well on the smaller, thinner hides and is recommended for the European style reindeer drums.  It is made with a core center of cotton and carded wool covered by deer suede and wrapped with waxed thread.   We also offer a medium beater which has a terrycloth core for an in-between sound.

The handles are made of willow hand cut by us in a wild place on the Sandy River or other sacred spots near water (we always gift the willow trees for their sacrifice and cut where they tell us to cut).

Our fur beater is a very soft beater that gives you more harmonic and vibration than actual strike sound.  It is very different than the standard beater.  It is also available in three different hardnesses.

We also have a drum beater designed especially for smaller children.  It is made of deer suede and is completely padded. 

* Some people call these strikers, mallets, batons, drumsticks... I settled on "beater" because they keep the beat and it reminds me of the heartbeat of the Mother.


Standard Beater

Available in Black, Red, Tan, Gold, Turquoise, White, Pink, Purple & Blue deer suede. Other colors may be available, please ask.  Sinew colors are Black, Natural, Red, Orange, Yellow, Lavender, Grey, Turquoise, Blue or Green.

 

 

Regular Length (14" - 17")

Long Length (18" - 22")

Extra Long Length (23" - 26")

 

$12.00

$15.00

$18.00


Rabbit Fur Beater

These beaters give you a softer strike for a very different sound.  Available in Dark or Light rabbit fur.  Sinew colors are Black, Natural, Red, Orange, Yellow, Lavender, Grey, Turquoise, Blue or Green.

 

 

Regular Length (14" - 17")

Long Length (18" - 22")

Extra Long Length (23" - 26")

 

$18.00

$21.00

$24.00

 


Fancy Beater

Beautifully decorated beaters in your choice of hardness and colors. Available in Black, Red, Tan, Gold, Turquoise, White, Pink, Purple & Blue deer suede. Other colors may be available, please ask.  Sinew colors are Black, Natural, Red, Orange, Yellow, Lavender, Grey, Turquoise, Blue or Green.

Regular Length (14" - 17")

Long Length (18" - 22")

Extra Long Length (23" - 26")

 

$22.00

$25.00

$28.00

 


Fancy Fur Beater

Fancy Rabbit Fur Drum Beaters / Mallets from Gais's WorkshopThese beaters give you a softer strike for a very different sound.  Available in Dark or Light rabbit fur.  Sinew colors are Black, Natural, Red, Orange, Yellow, Lavender, Grey, Turquoise, Blue or Green. Beautifully decorated in your choice of hardness and colors. 

Regular Length (14" - 17")

Long Length (18" - 22")

 Extra Long Length (23" - 26")

 

$28.00

$31.00

$34.00

 


Drum Beater Rattle Combo

Drum Beater Mallet & Rattle Combination by Gaia's WorkshopThese rattle/drum beaters have a deer or horse rattle on one end and a soft, medium or hard beater on the other...perfect for drum circles. The stick is willow which I personally gathered in one of my favorite sacred spots.

 

Beater w/ Small Rattle

Beater w/ Medium Rattle


Beater w/ Large Rattle

 

 

 

$22.00

$32.00

$42.00


Extra Hard Large Drum Striker Beater

Extra Hard Drum Beater Striker from Gaia's WorkshopHefty sanded stick wrapped with your choice of colored deer suede. These work extremely well with very thick hides like buffalo. Can be made fancy with the addition of a suede handle and rabbit fur. About 20" in length.

Plain

Fancy

 

$18.00

$33.00

 


Extra Hard Small Drum Striker Beater

About 10" in length, these little beaters put out a large sound.  The head is wrapped in deer suede or leather, which is also decoratively wrapped around the deer suede handle. The stick is willow.

Fancy

 

$20.00

 


Ceremonial Drum Beater Set

Set of Drum Beaters for Ceremonial or Larger Drums by Gaia's WorkshopExtra long (22" to 26") matched set of beaters with one hard basic beater and one soft rabbit fur beater.  Both have suede handles and rabbit fur (not shown) in matching colors.

Matched Set

 

$50.00

 


Child Safe Drum Beater

Thou shalt not bonk thy brother (or sister) with this double ended drum beater for the little ones. Fully padded willow stick, made of deer suede and sewed securely with cotton embroidery thread. About 10" long.

Children's Beater

 

$20.00

 



 

For Drum Beaters Currently in Stock,

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Gaia's Workshop
Michelle Meister & Luke Martinez
Portland, Oregon
503-933-9038     gaiasworkshop@gmail.com