Monday, August 10, 2009

100 things #44 I made a new drum yesterday ...

This is Linda from Earth Wind and Sky, she is the facilitator of many of the drum circles I've been attending. In her work she helps to encourage us to incorporate various ancient traditions into our daily rounds that help deepen both our relationship with ourselves and with nature.


This is the first image of my new drum, a cedar rim and beautiful horsehide. btw ... only horse hides from animals that die naturally are used to make ceremonial drums. Horse represents energy.


The hides are soaked for 24 hours brfore we use them, all of them were beautiful. The one in the photo above was moose ...



Decining to use the smooth side or the rough side ...

Lacing instruction, do not pull with all of your might ...


Lacing starts from North to South ...

and then you work yourself around clockwise ...



Lacing complete and handle tied off symmetrically every 4 spokes ...


The front of the drum ...



4 comments:

Astaryth said...

I am soooo jealous. That is absolutely cool. Enjoy your new drum!

Regina said...

Hi Coy. Great post!
Thank you so much for following.
Regina

Rhapsody B. said...

Blessings.....
Congratulations on your new drum!

Barbara said...

Wow, this is so cool! I love the idea of making your own ceremonial drum. It is so beautiful that the hides only come from animals that die a natural death. Thanks for sharing.

Peace!