These are handmade shamanic frame drums made with black bear hide from the northeast part of the United States. These are very rare drums, and we are only able to get a few each year.
The drums are made from start to finish through the hands of our drum maker. He makes the rawhide, the frames and the drums all in an authentic traditional ceremonial way. Because of the handmade nature of the frames they are sometimes slightly elliptical or warped as any handmade drum frame would be, and because of the nature of bear hide, the drums are prone to humidity. This drum maker works deeply with the animal's medicine. Anybody who is interested in working with bear as medicine would benefit from these drums.