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Harmonic Shamanic Drums
 
We created the Harmonic Shamanic line of drums for those who really care about the sound and feel of their sacred instrument.  These drums have had been "honed and toned" through special techniques of construction, setting the head, and drying, developed by a master drum maker and an experienced jazz/rock percussionist.  Together, we make instruments that have balance, harmonics and tone, that are more comfortable to hold and to play, and that are in integrity with the animals and plants who have given their lives so that these drums may live. 

Our lacing and handles have been developed to make the stretch on the head more even around the hoop.  Because our drums have five handles, instead of the traditional four, they fit your hand better than the other types we have seen.  In this way, we recognize both the four elemental directions and spirit, which is a part of everything.

While our drums are drying, we smudge them frequently with sage, amber, sweetgrass & other sacred herbs.  This not only keeps the energy pure and beautiful, it lays down a layer of smoke that helps the drums be more resilient to weather and temperature changes (of course, all hide drums are going to have some variations).  We also talk to them and smooth the sides as they dry.  When the drums come to life, they just sound and feel wonderful!

As with all drums, the larger drums have lower vibrations.  These drums are available with a full wrap or scalloped sides.  They come with a standard beater in your choice of color.

Some Harmonic Shamanic Drums have been painted -- to see them, click here.


  Size Wood Price

Horse

Horse is the traditional journey animal, used by shamanic workers in both the old and new world.  Horse drums are dark in color with a heady tone.  The horse drum is associated with the third eye chakra.

 

14"
15 "
18"
20"
15"
18"
20"

 

Red Cedar (15 side)
Deodar Cedar
Deodar Cedar
Deodar Cedar
Maple
Maple
Maple

 

$160.00
$160.00
$180.00
$200.00
$165.00
$185.00
$210.00


Red Stag Deer

Represented in Neolithic cave paintings 40,000 years ago in Europe, the deer has been an important helper to humans worldwide.  Deer represents love and circulation. Deer drums are light to medium in color and have an extremely resonant tone with sustained harmonics.  The deer drum is associated with the heart chakra and carries a feminine energy.

 

14"
15 "
18"
20"
15"
18"
20"

 

Red Cedar (15 side)
Deodar Cedar
Deodar Cedar
Deodar Cedar
Maple
Maple
Maple

 

$160.00
$160.00
$180.00
$200.00
$165.00
$185.00
$210.00


Elk

An important spiritual animal to both our North American and European ancestors, the elk represents will, stamina and desire.  Elk drums are light to medium in color have a low tone with underlying harmonics.  The elk drum is associated with the solar plexus chakra and carries a masculine energy. 

 

14"
15 "
18"
20"
15"
18"
20"

 

Red Cedar (15 side)
Deodar Cedar
Deodar Cedar
Deodar Cedar
Maple
Maple
Maple

 

$160.00
$160.00
$180.00
$200.00
$165.00
$185.00
$210.00


About the hoops:

Deodar Cedar is a variety of cedar that is found naturally in India and the Middle East but has become common world wide.  Like all cedars, it carries the energy of cleansing and protection.  Cedars have been used worldwide for everything from making temple doors to weaving clothing, The name Deodar translates in Sanskrit to “God’s Tree” and it is revered on the Indian subcontinent as a particularly divine tree and is sacred to Shiva.  Ancient sages lived in Deodar forests.  It is the national tree of Pakistan.  The hoops are made of a single piece of wood, steamed and wrapped, and are strong and light-weight.

Western Red Cedar is a variety of cedar that is found in the North American west.  It also carries the energy of cleansing and protection, and is considered sacred by many of the Northwestern tribes.  It has provided for the needs of the people for hundreds of years.  These hoops are 15 sided, cut and jointed.  They are very light weight but a little more delicate.

Maple is common in both Europe and North America. It is considered a tree of balance, wisdom and prosperity.  The life cycle of the Maple exemplifies the turning of the seasons.  Maple is used to make many things including musical instruments, and is considered a tonewood, which is a wood that carries sound waves well.  It is a hard wood with a bright sound.  These hoops are machine made 10-ply and are heavier but extremely durable.

 

Drum Care Instructions

 

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