So this has been a LOoooong labor of love. I ordered the frame and hide back in mid February from the amazing folks at Shamanic Druidry. www.etsy.com/shop/ShamanicDrui…
Seriously they are very awesome do check them out.
I got distracted and busy and not to mention sick and was unable to work on it the second it all got here. I began work on it last week and wouldn't you know I got to work on this while we were blessed with the presence of the Pan Starrs comet. I finished it today on the spring equinox.
Its a pegged sami style drum. I hand carved each peg from local woods. 21 different woods in all. Each one corresponding to one of my runes. The frame is ash wood. The hide is Fallow Deer with wonderful natural spots. The handle is lightning struck poplar. The beater is made from hawthorn. The decorative cord is made from nettle.. yes nettle, that I hand dyed with walnuts. YES with nuts because I am out of my mind! All the wood parts have been treated with balm of Gilead infused oil.
The entire drum sounds amazing, SMELLS amazing (like a forest) In fact depending on the air temperature you can hear the sound of the different wood pegs depending on where you play on the hide. Some of the pegs even have moss and lichen on them still.
Its the perfect drum for a dryad. ^_^
EDIT: ERMAHGURD A DD! *faints* Okay I swear I will try and get back to everyone with questions!
meanwhile umm go look at the rest of my gallery I guess. yeas.. do that!
Second EDIT: Details on buying. FOR SALE HERE- www.etsy.com/listing/209896359…