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Handdrum - Cuckoo of Awareness

Handdrum - Cuckoo of Awareness

Frontside side of a handdrum, made of Ashwood, goathide and hemprope. Diameter of this drum is about 52 cm. This drum has still a lot of hair, wich sounds great. The mystic poem: "the cuckoo of awareness"has been scraper onto the skin. The words are in Dutch and in a custom made font.

Handdrum - Cuckoo of Awareness

Handdrum - Cuckoo of Awareness

Frontside side of a handdrum, made of Ashwood, goathide and hemprope. Diameter of this drum is about 52 cm. This drum has still a lot of hair, wich sounds great. The mystic poem: "the cuckoo of awareness"has been scraper onto the skin. The words are in Dutch and in a custom made font.

Handdrum with henna painted pattern

Handdrum with henna painted pattern

Handdrum with hand painted patterns. The pattern wich consists, among others, of shipibo inspired linework, two roe deer, an eagle and a Tibetan swastika has been painted with natural hennapaint. the diameter of this drum is about 40 cm.

Handdrum with henna painted pattern

Handdrum with henna painted pattern

Detail of the painting on a handdrum with hand painted patterns. The pattern wich consists, among others, of shipibo inspired linework, two roe deer, an eagle and a Tibetan swastika has been painted with natural hennapaint.

Handdrum with henna painted pattern

Handdrum with henna painted pattern

Backside with handle os a handdrum with hand painted patterns. The handle is constructed from the same piece of hemprope wich also tightens the roehide.

Damaru Style Handrum

Damaru Style Handrum

View inside the right half of an Damaru style handdrum made from acaciawood. This part is decorated with red paint and golden mantra's.

Damaru Style Handrum

Damaru Style Handrum

Inspired by the drum of Shiva, this Damaru style handdrum resonates its mantra's into space. It is constructed from acaciawood, goathide, hemprope, leather, shells, beads, feathers, bells, bone and an barnowlclaw. Diameter of this drum is about 20 cm.

Damaru Style Handrum

Damaru Style Handrum

View inside the left half of an Damaru style handdrum made from acaciawood. This part is decorated with white paint and golden mantra's.

Damaru Style Handrum

Damaru Style Handrum

Detail of the dancing tail of the a Damaru style handdrum.

Three legged Handdrum

Three legged Handdrum

Big three legged handdrum. The ring is constructed from birchwood, has a diameter of 56 cm and is about 15 cm deep wich gives this drum an every big sound. It also has three wooden legs so it is alble to stand as a table, or be put aside with its ring off the ground. The three legs together form the handle. This drum has the same thightening system as a djembe, so it is tunable!

Three legged Handdrum

Three legged Handdrum

Backside of a big three legged handdrum. It has three wooden legs so it is alble to stand as a table, or be put aside with its ring off the ground. The three legs together form the handle. This drum has the same thightening system as a djembe, so it is tunable!

Three legged Handdrum

Three legged Handdrum

Side view of another big three legged handdrum.

Four Winds Handdrum

Four Winds Handdrum

The four winds of the Andean medicinewheel are draw on this drum. The drum has a diameter of about 45 cm. It is made of Ashwood, goathide and hemprope. The fourwinds design has been shaven and scraped on the hairy side of the drum and gives a beautiful play of light.

Four Winds Handdrum

Four Winds Handdrum

Backside of the four winds handdrum. Visible are the construction of the hemprope handle and the play of light due to the design on the frontside.

Four Winds Handdrum

Four Winds Handdrum

Detail of the design on the Four Winds handdrum. The drum has a diameter of about 45 cm. It is made of Ashwood, goathide and hemprope. The fourwinds design has been shaven and scraped on the hairy side of the drum and gives a beautiful play of light.

Four Winds Handdrum

Four Winds Handdrum

One more picture of the four winds handdrum. The four winds of the Andean medicinewheel are draw on this drum. The drum has a diameter of about 45 cm. It is made of Ashwood, goathide and hemprope. The fourwinds design has been shaven and scraped on the hairy side of the drum and gives a beautiful play of light.

Four Winds Handdrum

Four Winds Handdrum

Backside of the Four winds Medicine drum.

Handdrum Swastika

Handdrum Swastika

Handdrum with a Tibetan Bön Swastika shaven and scraped on it's skin. Ashwood, goatskin and 20 meters of hemprope are the basic ingredients for this handdrum. It's diameter is 40 cm.

Handdrum Swastika

Handdrum Swastika

Detail of a handdrum with a Tibetan Bön Swastika shaven and scraped on it's skin. Ashwood, goatskin and 20 meters of hemprope are the basic ingredients for this handdrum. It's diameter is 40 cm.

Handdrum Swastika

Handdrum Swastika

The backside with grip of a handdrum with a Tibetan Bön Swastika shaven and scraped on it's skin. Ashwood, goatskin and 20 meters of hemprope are the basic ingredients for this handdrum. It's diameter is 40 cm.

Handdrums

Handdrums

Some handdrums. Made of Ashwood, goathide and hemprope. Diameter of these drums are about 35 cm

Handdrum

Handdrum

Frontside side of a handdrum, made of Ashwood, goathide and hemprope. Diameter of these drums are about 35 cm. This drum has still a lot of hair with a beautifull pattern.

Handdrum

Handdrum

Backside of a handdrum, made of Ashwood, goathide and hemprope. Diameter of these drums are about 35 cm.

Handdrum

Handdrum

Frontside of a handdrum, made of Ashwood, goathide and hemprope. Diameter of these drums are about 35 cm. This drum is shaven.

Handdrum

Handdrum

Backside of a handdrum, made of Ashwood, goathide and hemprope. Diameter of this drums is about 35 cm. Visible is the tuningsystem of the drum wich makes it easy to pitch the drum when nessesary.

Handdrum

Handdrum

Backside of a handdrum, made of Ashwood, goathide and hemprope. Diameter of this drums is about 35 cm. Visible is the tuningsystem of the drum wich makes it easy to pitch the drum when nessesary.

Handdrum

Handdrum

Backside of a handdrum, made of Ashwood, goathide and hemprope. Diameter of this drums is about 50 cm. Visible is the tuningsystem of the drum wich makes it easy to pitch the drum when nessesary.

Handdrum

Handdrum

Backside of a handdrum, made of Ashwood, goathide and hemprope. Diameter of this drums is about 50 cm. Visible is the tuningsystem of the drum wich makes it easy to pitch the drum when nessesary.

These handdrums, as well as the damaru-style drums are powerful instruments to use.

They may accompany you on your spirit-journeys, they may provide the pounding resonance for chanting mantra's and singing songs or assist you in conducting cermonies and rituals.

They also make great rustic decorative objects and may inspire to take further steps on your path of life-exploring.

All these drums and their beaters are made of natural materials.

Wood, hide and hemp-rope are basic ingredients. Sometimes Henna or fire is used to create decorative patterns.

Drumbeater Siberia

Drumbeater Siberia

Siberian style drumbeater, made of birchwood, goatskin and metal rings. This powerful beater is also an shaker, wich increases the possebilities in playing rythms.

Drumbeater Siberia

Drumbeater Siberia

Siberian style drumbeater, made of birchwood, goatskin and metal rings. This powerful beater is also an shaker, wich increases the possebilities in playing rythms.

Drumbeater afro #1 frontside

Drumbeater afro #1 frontside

This drumbeater has an somewhat afro-hairdo wich gives a very soft and warm sound. The hairs are sheepskin, tanned with the hairs on. The Birchwood handle has a pattern burned into it showing an eagle in flight and Shipibo-inspired linework. The handle is wrapped in thin leather with fringes and wooden beats attached. it ballances the beater well.

Drumbeater afro #1 backside

Drumbeater afro #1 backside

This drumbeater has an somewhat afro-hairdo wich gives a very soft and warm sound. The hairs are sheepskin, tanned with the hairs on. The Birchwood handle has a pattern burned into it showing an eagle in flight and Shipibo-inspired linework.The handle is wrapped in thin leather with fringes and wooden beats attached. it ballances the beater well.

Beaters

Beaters

Different style beaters for different soundeffects.

Drumbeater afro #2 frontside

Drumbeater afro #2 frontside

This drumbeater has an somewhat afro-hairdo wich gives a very soft and warm sound. The hairs are sheepskin, tanned with the hairs on. The Birchwood handle has a pattern burned into it showing an eagle in flight and Shipibo-inspired linework and the Tibetan AH symbol.The handle is wrapped in thin leather with fringes and wooden beats attached. it ballances the beater well.

Drumbeater afro #2 backside

Drumbeater afro #2 backside

The handle is wrapped in thin leather with fringes and wooden beats attached. it ballances the beater well.

Drumbeaters Leatherhead

Drumbeaters Leatherhead

These beaters have a sheephide and hair filled leather top, wich is firmly attached to the willow handle. They give a full and warm pounding on your drum. One of them has fringes with feathers attached to it to give a nice ballance to it.

Drumbeater burned

Drumbeater burned

This drumbeater is made of birchwood and has a burned pattern inspired by the Three Jewels Burning and the Tibetan AH symbol.

 

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These strong beaters, in a variety of shapes, create each an unique sound on a drum. The natural materials used give these beaters a great feel.