Gaia's Workshop Drums

Gaia's Workshop Drums

Gaia's Workshop Drums

Gaia's Workshop Drums

Gaia's Workshop Drums

Sacred Drums, Rattles, Art & Gifts

American Elk Rawhide Spirit Drum on Deodar Cedar Hoop

Starting at: $160.00

The energy of the elk drum is all about will and stamina. Elk resonates at the level of the solar plexus chakra. Larger and more aggressive than deer, the elk reminds me of a young warrior who has your back. Elk is very useful in healing childhood wounds and expelling that which you have swallowed. The elk helps you walk through fear and to keep your strength during difficult times.
Elk are wild animals, native to this continent. European Elk are more similar to our Moose, thus a completely different animal.

Elk drums tend to be cream colored to medium brown with translucent patches. The hide is thicker than deer and has a deep sound that many people like. The hide is somewhat pliable but very strong. Elk seems to enjoy being made into a drum and us the easiest hide to work with.

These elk are hunted in the US and used for food. The hunters donate the hides to their service organization or sell them directly to the tannery. There is almost always at least one bullet hole in the hide. Occasionally, I will allow the wound to appear on the side of the drum to remind us of the sacrifice made so that we can benefit.

These elk drums cannot be exported without a special license and a veterinary certificate. If you wish one exported to your country, you will have to pay the associated fees, currently around $90.00. Please contact me.

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. They are approximately 2 1/2" deep.

These drums come with a beater. The medium beater is recommended for these drums.

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