Shaman Drum from Nepal
Hand-crafted wooden drum with a long handle shaped like the 3-sided Phurba Dagger, which signifies stability and the overcoming of obstacles. The rattle sound is caused by sacred Rudraksha Seeds from the Rudraksha tree, said to be the tears of Shiva. Drum is approx. 24 inches in length. Comes with beater. $325.
Nakara from India
is a small terracotta kettledrum. Originating in the Middle East, nakers (the English term) were popular in medieval Europe, where they were introduced to the West during the Crusades. Often played in pairs, the player holds a stick in each hand. In India, very large nakara were used in temple ceremonies.
Clay kettle drum fom India. Natural skin.
Kayum from Mexico
is a terracotta drum that dates back to the Mayan civilization. The prototype is over 2000 years old. It's a horizontal drum with 2 openings, one covered with leather. The kayum can rest on the forearm while the free hand plays the rhythm. It can also be played with one hand while the other hand moves across the open hole to change the pitch, or it can be used as a water drum. Approx. 10" long and 4.5" high. $129. Made in Mexico.
Celtic Cross Design, goatskin head. Beater included.