Taos Drums

From the Heartbeat of America


Drums of The Native American Indians

A message from The Drums...

native american indian made, drums raw hide drumsAll life is rhythmic. We see it in the coming and going of day and night. the ebb and flow of tides. The swaying of trees in the wind. We hear it in the patter of rain. The repetition of footsteps. The beating of the human heart. We respond to rhythm when we sense it-and seek it out when it is not present for it is invariably pleasant. Little wonder that throughout the history of mankind, people from all over the world have prized drums-the instruments of rhythm.
Perhaps no other people have attached a greater significance to the spirit of the drum than the Indian tribes of North America. The drum has played an inherent role in the lives of Native Americans for centuries. prior to battle, the beat of the drum aroused a sense of strength and solidarity. in gatherings of celebration, it created a sense of social and spiritual harmony. The Indian Nations continue to express their deep spiritual awareness through ceremonial dances accompanied by the resonant pulsation of the drum.

Over the years, Our Drums have gained international recognition. We are proud sharing in the Spirit of the Drum with the world. We at Southwest Country Carry a very large selection of Drums. Every drum is handmade from natural materials and renewable resources over a year-long process. Drum heads are made from cow, goat, sheep, deer, buffalo or elk raw hides that have been thoroughly cleaned and scraped to maintain the highest level of sound, appearance and durability. After soaking the rawhide to make it pliable, then the hide is hand-scalloped, stretched and secured with rawhide lacing to the frame.

Log Drums[ Log Drums ] frames are created from wood native to Northern New Mexico-cottonwood, aspen or pine. All trees are harvested in a sustainable way under conscientious environmental standards. Logs are stripped of bark, hollowed out, cut into sections, then stored in a warehouse and slowly dried to prevent cracking. Dried wood is then leveled, rounded and sanded.

Hand Drums[ Hand Drums ] Are shallow tom-toms built with a wooden frame made from bent wood or assembled sections. Historically, hand drums have been an essential part of spiritual ceremonies for vision, power, celebration and healing. Single or double headed, plain or painted are ordered by diameter they are 2 to 4 inches deep.

Tambourine Drums[ Tambourine Drums ] Are Octagonal in shape and have laminated pine frames, they could be Single Sided Tambourin Drums[ Single Sided ] or Double Sided Tambourin Drums[ Double Sided ]

Hoop Drums[ Hoop Drums ] Are made with frames of bent wood, they could be Single Sided Hoop Drums[ Single Sided Hoops ] or Double Sided Hoop Drums[ Double Sided Hoops ]

Sioux Drums[ Sioux Drums ] Are all double sided and made from whole logs or pine solid frames.Hand painted Drums[ Hand Painted Drums ] limited edition hand painted Drums[ Limited Edition Painted Drums ]

For ceremonial purposes and/or group drumming we offer [ Powwow Drums ] These are large hand drums, over 20" in diameter that can be purchased with stands to keep drums off the ground while drumming.

Even though regular Drums are sometimes used as Coffee and end tables, we also have [ Metal Base Table Drums ] These are large hand drums, over 20" in diameter that can be purchased with stands to keep drums off the ground while drumming.

We also offer a large selection of Rustic Indian Lamps[ Western, Southwestern, Table and Floor Lamps ], Raw Hide Lamp Shades[ Natural and Hand Painted Raw Hide Lamp Shades ], and hand forged southwestern lamp shade finials[ Western and Southwestern Lamp Shade Finials ], also beaters or Drum Stick and rattlers, Native America indian Accessories[ Native American Accessories ], hand and custom made Leather Drum Pouches and drum quivers Drum Pouches quivers[ Drum Pouches Quivers ].


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