About your drum…
Hi there friend. 🙂
Please let me start out by saying, Thank You. The support and positive feedback that I have received about my Shamanic Drums has been quite overwhelming. I never had imagined in million years, that so many people would like my drums as much as they do and would want to own their own Australian made Shamanic Drum. For this, I am truly honoured. Thank You! 🙏🏻
I am putting this overwhelming support down to spirit. I only build my drums in ceremony and trust me, from the support that I have seen over the last 3 years, the allure to ‘mass produce’ my drums and just have lots of them lying around for sale was really tempting due to the demand that I have received.
I then thought about this and realised that my drums are so popular because of the fact that I honour each and everyone of them and hold ceremony for each drum and their new owners. That is the way that I have been making drums since day one and I am not going to change that, regardless of how popular or in demand my drums are. So to everyone that is on my waiting list, I sincerely share some wisdom that has helped me over the years:
“Everything comes to you at the right moment. Be patient.”
I have quite a lot of people ask me all the time, “How do I buy one of your Shamanic Drums?” and I normally send them an email explaining how to go about it, so to allow clear communication about the ordering process, I will post it up here so that you can hopefully get some answers to your questions.
As I mentioned above, I don’t have drums lying around for sale as I build them in ceremony and each drum is built for the owner specifically; this meaning that the vibrations (or purpose) of the drum, and the owner align.
I now offer four sizes of Drums.
- 14″ Australian Shamanic Drum (which is approximately 36cm in diameter)
- 8″ Australian Shamanic Drum (which is approximately 21cm in diameter)
- 18″ Australian Ceremonial Shamanic Drum* (which is approximately 46cm in diameter)
- 15″ Australian Ceremonial Octagonal Shamanic Drum* (which is approximately 38cm in diameter)
*Limited Numbers Built Each Year.
I have always offered the 14″ Shamanic Drum since I began building drums but have recently introduced the 8″ Shamanic Drum which is the perfect size for travelling. I have had a lot of feedback and requests for a smaller sized drums; especially for kids and my international friends. The 14″ and 8″ drums are built the same way, same ceremonies and rituals, just the size is different.
I have also had a lot of requests for Ceremonial Drums. These drums take a long time to build as they not only have the ceremonies administered that the 14″ and 8″ drums receive, but in addition – also participate in land and ancestral ceremonies before they are passed onto you. As you could imagine – this takes considerable time.
All of my drums are wrapped with a Kangaroo Hide and include an Adventurer Drum Beater. The all receive a birth certificate that will have a message on it that I have received during the birthing process. For the drum beater, I go ‘walkabout’ into the scrub looking for the stick lying on the ground that can be repurposed into a Drum Beater for your drum. (I really enjoy this part of the build 🙂).
My hoops are steam bent Cedar and their availability varies depending how many orders are placed and what I have in stock. At the moment for the for the 14″ and 8″ drum you are looking at approximately 14 weeks from the time you make full payment, to the delivery of your drum. The reason for the wait is that I can only perform certain parts of the build under the particular weather conditions and perform the ceremonies under the appropriate moon alignments. 🙏🏻
I would love to be able to get your drum to you in a few days and in this day and age where products and services are at our fingertips 24/7, reading that getting your drum may take a few months may make my drum building process seam archaic or out of date. Let me assure you, as you get to know me you will realise that I like to do things the traditional way, the ceremonial way. Rome wasn’t built in a day, my friend and all good things come to those who wait.
I hope you can understand. 🙂
I take full payment for the drum before I start building them; due to the fact that once I begin the ceremony to build your drum for you, it can only be for you.
18″ Ceremonial Drums
I have also started to build 18″ Ceremonial Drums.
These 18″ Ceremonial Drums take up to 12 months to build and I can only build a very limited number of these drums a year. Reason being, is the hides needed to wrap an 18″ Ceremonial Drum need to be enormous and I only see a limited number of these very, very large hides a year.
The 18″ Ceremonial Drums are $850.
We now offer drum bags in a range of beautiful fabrics. All of the drum bags are designed and handcrafted in Tasmania by Kirsten.
Each bag is crafted using inspiration from The Aboriginal Dreamtime with fabric designs created by Indigenous Australians. The bags are constructed using a range of contrasting colours that reflect both nature and the Dreamtime story woven in thread.
Each bag is not only a story in itself, but designed to hold and carry the rhythm of our own story that drums through us. Each bag is made with love amidst the beauty of Tasmanian native forests, bird song and under the long shadows of Kunanyi – Mt Wellington.Here are some of the fabrics you can choose from (All sourced from commissioned sites so that the Aboriginal artist receives the benefits also).
Please note: These images are for design purposes only, some fabric colours may vary from what is displayed here and are subject to availability.
The bags are held in ceremony and are made to order. Just choose the fabric design you want and size of your drum.
You can pick your drum up from me at Sound Healing Sydney, which is located in Beecroft, NSW or to have the drum couriered is approximately $75 ($85 to NT). 18″ Ceremonial Drums are $85 ($100 to NT). I only courier my drums as I have learnt from past experience – compared to Australia Post, couriers are the most reliable and careful when shipping and handling the drum. For international orders, shipping is available by quote only.
If you would like to place an order for one of my Drums – please choose one from my store.
Once payment is made, I then will put your drum in the queue.
If you have questions, feel free to contact me and I will answer them as best I can.