18" Cow Hide Drum

Artist: Joan I Glendale

Joan began making drums in August, 1997. Joan’s drums are custom made with bleached cow hide; the rims are made with maple wood. The drum sticks are made with white pine wood and are hand-sewn with soft elk hide.

Joan has made drums for many Indigenous artists and singers who use them for ceremonial and spiritual purposes; she has also made drums for various art galleries in Canada and the United States.

Joan participates in potlatch ceremonies and has been initiated as a Ghost Dancer. She has become aware of the importance of being a drum-maker in relation to the potlatch ceremony.

The drum, it is the center, it is the heartbeat of the people, of Mother Earth.

Shipping Charges not set in stone for larger pieces, as we do have to charge accordingly for insurance purposes. We will contact you for additional charge for insurance. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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