Spend the day sacredly crafting your own Native American Drum. The drums include beautiful maple wooden drum heads from 16”, 18” or 20″ in diameter and expertly tanned hides deer, elk, moose, buffalo, cow, goat or horse. Horse, bear, moose or buffalo hides are a bit heavier and slightly more fussy in damp climates. That being said, a part of making your own drum is bringing the power of the animal itself through the drum so, take some time to research the qualities and gifts of each animal, then use your intuition to make the right choice for yourself.
Over the course of the day you will participate in each aspect of the sacred ceremony of making a Native American Drum. You’ll learn how to prepare the drum through a smudging and honoring ritual, how to tune into the consciousness of your drum, how to work with the medicine (power) of your drum, how to honor the spirit of the animal who gave its hide for your drum and the ways to use your drum for ceremony and healing.
This is a wonderful process and typically takes 4-5 hours, depending on the size of drum that you choose. It is a process that children are welcome to participate in however they will need the strength and focus of an adult to assist them in lacing the hide around the wooden drum frame.
Location: The Big Island, Hawaii
Date: February 5th and 6th
Time: 11am – 5pm
Fee: $195 + cost of your drum kit you from
Centralia Hide & Fur Company
It will take a few weeks to get your drum kit shipped to Hawaii. Please ask Centralia Hide and Fur about shipping times to give yourself enough time to receive your kit.
Registration with full payment needs to be in before January 5th.
Lena Badon is coordinating the classes and will be taking payments. She is near Hilo and her cell #contact info is (808) 315-4708
Please DO NOT order the pre-drilled hole option for your hides
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