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

European Style Drums

We make our Northern European line of drums for those who wish to work with a drum similar to those used by the ancestors of the old world. Like our other drums, these drums have had been "smoked and stroked" 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. We start with sanding each hoop to silky smoothness, so that the head will slide easily and not bind on the hoop. These drums are constructed with wooden pegs. The handle is a suspended piece of wood (or antler by special arrangements), smooth to the touch and tied into the hoop with horse rawhide. Because the handle is not directly attached to the head of the drum, these drum rings beautiful and true. While our drums are drying, we smudge them frequently with sage, sweetgrass, tobacco & 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! They have a completely different and somehow primal sound which is hard to describe in words. As with all drums, the larger drums have lower vibrations. These drums come with a special soft beater to best bring out their incredible qualities.

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Horse Rawhide European Style Shamanic Drum on Deodar Cedar Hoop

Horse Rawhide European Style Shamanic Drum on Deodar Cedar Hoop

The energy of the horse drum is all about the journey. Horse resonates at a high frequency, stimulating the third eye chakra. It has been used by shamans and seers as a guide in their travels. The Norse rune Raido represents the journey we can take when using horse energy. Horses have been in partnership with humans for at least 6,000 years and are native to the Eurasian continent. They have been considered sacred beings for just as long. Most indigenous people of Europe had rites and rituals around the strength and fertility of the stallion. Some archaeologists even believe that observing...
$200.00

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Horse Rawhide European Style Shamanic Drum on Maple Hoop

Horse Rawhide European Style Shamanic Drum on Maple Hoop

The energy of the horse drum is all about the journey. Horse resonates at a high frequency, stimulating the third eye chakra. It has been used by shamans and seers as a guide in their travels. The Norse rune Raido represents the journey we can take when using horse energy. Horses have been in partnership with humans for at least 6,000 years and are native to the Eurasian continent. They have been considered sacred beings for just as long. Most indigenous people of Europe had rites and rituals around the strength and fertility of the stallion. Some archaeologists even believe that observing...
$205.00

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Red Stag Deer European Style Shamanic Drum on Deodar Cedar Hoop

Red Stag Deer European Style Shamanic Drum on Deodar Cedar Hoop

The energy of the deer drum is all about love and circulation, both within the body and throughout the universe. It resonates in the mid range at the level of the heart chakra. Because deer are found on all continents, they have been an important food source to all people. Their gentleness, beauty and shy nature bring to mind the nature of love itself. When I work with deer, I feel the energy of a young and innocent maiden who is just setting out on her life journey. Red Stag Deer are native to Europe and are larger than their American counterparts. They are the Hart of legend, reserved for...
$200.00

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Red Stag Deer European Style Shamanic Drum on Maple Hoop

Red Stag Deer European Style Shamanic Drum on Maple Hoop

The energy of the deer drum is all about love and circulation, both within the body and throughout the universe. It resonates in the mid range at the level of the heart chakra. Because deer are found on all continents, they have been an important food source to all people. Their gentleness, beauty and shy nature bring to mind the nature of love itself. When I work with deer, I feel the energy of a young and innocent maiden who is just setting out on her life journey. Red Stag Deer are native to Europe and are larger than their American counterparts. They are the Hart of legend, reserved for...
$205.00

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Reindeer Rawhide European Style Drum on a Deodar Cedar Hoop

Reindeer Rawhide European Style Drum on a Deodar Cedar Hoop

The energy of the reindeer drum is connection to the family and ancestors, surefootedness on one's path and ease in social interactions. The reindeer is as important to the people of Northern Europe as the Buffalo is to people of the American Plains. As such, reindeer also carries the energy of abundance and goodness for all the people. The reindeer hides I use are imported from Finland, where they are native. Please allow an additional 1-2 weeks for custom orders. Reindeer drums are a lovely cream color. The hide is thin and has a superior resonance. The sound is unlike any other drum,...
$240.00

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Reindeer Rawhide European Style Drum on a Maple Hoop

Reindeer Rawhide European Style Drum on a Maple Hoop

The energy of the reindeer drum is connection to the family and ancestors, surefootedness on one's path and ease in social interactions. The reindeer is as important to the people of Northern Europe as the Buffalo is to people of the American Plains. As such, reindeer also carries the energy of abundance and goodness for all the people. The reindeer hides I use are imported from Finland, where they are native. Please allow an additional 1-2 weeks for custom orders. Reindeer drums are a lovely cream color. The hide is thin and has a superior resonance. The sound is unlike any other drum,...
$245.00

... more info


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