HOW KEITH LITTLE BADGER MAKES YOUR HAND DRUM
All of our Authentic Native American Hand Drums are custom built.
WE ARE NOT A FACTORY!
Keith Little Badger is a Native American Third Generation Drum Maker.
He cuts wood from downed trees.
No new trees die.
Every Hand Drum Frame built by Keith
He cuts each piece of wood 6 times (2 Height, 2 Width and 2 to for the Angles).
Once assembled, he takes the time to sand the drum hulls to a smooth Sacred Circle.
The top and bottom edges are routed and sanded smooth
to prevent any tear or strain on the rawhide.
He puts 3 coats of finish on the wood to preserve it from humidity
From the entire Bull hide, he cuts a circle and uses his Grandfather's old hole press.
He hand cuts the laces from the same rawhide .
He soaks, laces and stretches the rawhide tight so it will not sing flat.
Each drum is air dried.
AND YOU HAVE YOUR CUSTOM NATIVE AMERICAN HAND DRUM!
The Drum People Share Native American Drums to Support Many Causes
Here's What Some of Our Customers say about The Drum People
Thank you SO much for this amazing drum! I have been looking for years, and nothing has felt right for me. When I found your site and talked with you, I knew it would be a good match for me. The drum is amazing, the sound quality perfect! The bag is so well made and beautiful. It is so apparent on every level, the passion and craftsmanship that goes into the creation and placement of this drums. I am thrilled! I got exactly what I was in search of! Spirit has truly provided in a wonderful way! Diane Sohn
HEARD MY DRUM and RECEIVED VERY SAME DRUM!
I am so happy with my new drum! The process was great too - I needed a drum quickly, but wanted to make sure it was the right one, since it will be used for sacred ritual... Cheryl played me a couple over the phone so I could hear their tones, which was so helpful. Then she shipped mine out to me so fast! And it’s even better than I had imagined. I love the dark color of the hide, the quality of craftsmanship is excellent, even the drum beater is gorgeous. Beautiful sound, too. Also really appreciate how they tan the hides naturally, use only fallen trees for the frames, etc. So glad I found The Drum People! Kate Winter
Keith Little Badger is in full compliance with The Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990. This Act protects Native American Artisans. All products must be marketed truthfully regarding the Indian heritage and tribal affiliation of the producers, so as not to mislead the consumer.