Honouring the energies which make this drum is: the balance and movement of the Kangaroo, and the slow and old growth of the Tasmanian Huon Pine tree. The art inspires individuality, balance and heightened perceptions..
ZEBRA comes through with much healing, release and is the bearer of truth. Many have opinions whether she is white on black or black on white - yet throughout the drawing she was telling me that she is both but also neither... for it is the perceptions that she is revealing. Everyone has their different opinions from their viewpoint, however the zebra (you) know your truth, you know who you are and others opinions are neither here nor there. --- ZEBRA reminds you to stand tall as an individual. Yes you may be the product of your parents and those who influenced you throughout your life - however dont allow them to mold you to be a pained version of you. For you are much more unique and individual and amazing than that. Zebra will help you truly see you for who you are and to learn how to LOVE what you see.
There is much balance, uniqueness and strength with the drum.
The Kangaroo's wisdom can help us move forward and to 'leap' into the unknown in our life. Kangaroo reminds us about balance, especially balance in movement (taking action).
Please allow the above information to be a starting point for your own personal exploration and connection with your Shamanic Drum. Through meditation and playing your drum more information, wisdom and support will arise when you're ready to work the information.
DRUM: Handmade by Mike Maddock from Kindred Drums, Tasmania
ART: Hand painted by Lee-Anne Peters from Temple of Balance, Tasmania
HOW TO USE THE DRUM: It is designed to be held at the back of the drum, in the 'donut' section with your less dominant hand, and then played using the sheepskin beater in your other, dominant hand. Find your beat, and listen to the sounds made. You will find that your drum has 'sweet spots' which will be nice to work on as you play. You can work the entire surface of the drum as you play it. You can drum quite loudly, or softly, quickly, slowly or in a specific rhythm that you like at the time. Your drum can be used for grounding, meditating, room or house clearing, connecting with nature, letting go, music or song, to get to know yourself and much more. Playing with it often and treating it as a living being will help you have many decades of sacred connections with your drum.
DRUM DETAILS (Mike Maddock):
Size: 15 1/2 inches or 39.5cm (diameter)
Depth:3 inches or 7.5cm
Weight (drum only): 679g
Drum Skin: Kangaroo (note: animal was not killed for its skin. Skin seen as a way to honour the spirit of the animal)
Hoop Frame Timber: Tasmanian Huon Pine
Donut Timber: Tasmanian Huon Pine (Donut, is grip on inside of the drum to hold when playing)
BEATER DETAILS(Mike Maddock):
Length: 13 1/2 inches or 34cm
Timber: Tasmanian Monterey Pine
PAINTING DETAILS (Lee-Anne Peters):
Paint: Watercolour / Acrylic
--- Price: AUD$410 plus shipping (see below) - approx USD$278
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important - DRUM CARE: Your Kindred Drum has been made with great love and attention to detail. Because the materials from which it is made are all natural, this information is to let you know how to look after it. There are two things that your drum won’t like:- Dampness – Store your drum in a dry place. If it does get wet, perhaps due to rain, wipe it dry as soon as possible. Then let the skin completely dry before playing it. High Temperature – Avoid exposing your drum to excessive heat.. Don’t leave it in direct sunlight. Don’t leave it in the car for long periods of time, especially on hot days. It is quite natural for the tone of your drum to change slightly. Accept this as part of owning something made of natural materials. If the sound is too high, a spray a small amount of water to the inside of the drum skin (not on the painted area). If the tone is too low, let it warm slowly in a warm room and it will give you many years of exciting drumming. Play your Kindred Drum with love and enjoy the wonderful sound that it makes.