Buffalo represents abundance, and fostering a deep connection to Mother Earth. It represents literal sustenance and survival to those native to the Great Plains region. Buffalo hide is thick, sturdy, and gives a reliably deep tone. Because it is thick it withstands humidity and dry climates well, maintaining its tone without needing to dry or wet the hide often. We suggest an 18” Buffalo drum (or 16” Buffalo drum to those who are smaller framed) to be an excellent choice for receiving a deep full note from the drum, and a good amount of vibration, without getting too heavy or large. Please contact us to consult about your drum choice. We are happy to help you in your selection.