Handmade Deerskin Drums and Rattles Shamanic tools and services.
Del and I live and work within the beautiful Amber valley in the heart of Derbyshire.
Here we draw our inspirations from the Surrounding Land and rolling Countryside .
Del next to an Old oak
Tree Know as Squeaky
Finally we have a metal ring which add stability and helps keep the Drum tight. This is made by a Local Blacksmith in the Little Eaton next village to us They are processed in the traditional ways .
All materials are collected, and Honoured with the greatest respect. Drums are individually Hand Made .Drums , Rattel and wands are all made within sacred space. Components being Smudged to cleanse spiritually in order to honour and revere the Deer and the materials used.
We also :-We also Run:- Drumming Circles
The Shamans Drum, Design to connect you , your Drum and Shamanism
Drum Making workshops
Shamanic Journeying Groups
Mother Earth Journeys , Connecting you to the land with Shamanic workshops
Walking Group design to connect you with the Natural world and seasonal changes
We Make Wands and Medicine Bags
We would like to quote this dedication by Don Two Eagles Waterhawk to the book, Sacred Beat by Patricia Teisco. It touches how we feel about Trees and Animals, the two main components of the drums that we make.
I Give Special gratitude to the "Standing Ones",the Trees that live comfortably in Both the sky Nation and the Earth Nation_ they teach us about the attainable balance-_ and the four legged which teach us that movement is ever important. These two make up the drum.
We to give special thanks to the Trees, these magnificent entities that stand between the worlds , Their roots reach into the lower world , their branches to the upper, whilst they stand in this world. We honour and respect the Deer and other Animals that inspire us and provide the hides for us, without these two we also would not be making drums. Ho.
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We have an interest in History ,Celtic ,Viking Mythology . We both work as Shamanic practitoners
But Our love of Drumming has inspired us to Create Dunnwood Drums. Where we make Beautifully Hand Crafted Drums and Rattles .
Drums and Rattles are made from Red Deer or Reindeer .The hides are all sourced from wild culled stag and reindeer where the hides are otherwise discarded as waste products.In the interest of honouring the spirit of the animal and not wasting any part of its body, In creating a drum you give it new life as a sacred medicine
we honour and treat all our components with the gtratesr respect .
The Reindeer Skins we import from the Sami People they are From Jokkmokk in the North of Sweden. Here The reindeer are herded and kept in the traditional ways.
Wood For the Hoops is sourced from sustainable woodlands and made into hoops by a local Joiner
Again the beater wood is collected from local woodlands and is usually made from Hazel ,
willow, Ash or other available wood with a good hard small pith.