Shamanic Drums

There are many techniques to enter other dimensions of existence and the shamans from different parts of the world use different tools to reach them and bringing back the wisdom of the source. One of the methods explored by those Wise Man in many traditions around the world is shamanic drumming.

The Drum is a vehicle or mount that helps to the conciseness to initiate a journey. Its beating retunes with the Hart of mother earth, rebalances the body, reconnects us with our selves and the surrounding.

Metaphoric Tools offers various styles of individually hand crafted shamanic drums:



Traditional Style Shamanic Drums
Triple Rim Shamanic Drums
Double Rim Shamanic Drums
Inspiration Drums and Special Orders
Drums Accessories


The Drums that you can see below are exemplary, representing a specific size and type of construction. The ordered drum may differ in colours and motifs on the rim.

Traditional style Shamanic Drums

Shamanic Drum Traditional Style [small 25cm]

shamanic drums

membrane diameter: Ø 10" | 25cm
total diameter approx: Ø 10" | 25cm
height approx: 7cm
weight: 600g
Material: goat/deer hide, plywood, polypropylene/hemp rope

Price: £ 110

view product details

This is a traditional style shamanic drum - the hide stretched with polypropylene or hemp rope, Deer/Goat hide on wooden rim. Each drum comes with a wooden beater finished with hand felt wool. These drums are lighter and simpler with beautiful deep sound. Because of the way they are constructed there is little possibility of tuning then, however the tension of the hide is much stronger so it is unlikely for them to go flat.




Shamanic Drum Traditional Style [medium 30cm]

shamanic drums

membrane diameter: Ø 12" | 30cm
total diameter approx: Ø 12" | 30cm
height approx: 7cm
weight: 600g
Material: goat hide, plywood, polypropylene/hemp rope

Price: £ 135

view product details

This is a traditional style shamanic drum - the hide stretched with polypropylene or hemp rope, Deer/Goat hide on wooden rim. Each drum comes with a wooden beater finished with hand felt wool. These drums are lighter and simpler with beautiful deep sound. Because of the way they are constructed there is little possibility of tuning then, however the tension of the hide is much stronger so it is unlikely for them to go flat.




Shamanic Drum Traditional Style [medium 30cm] Deer

shamanic drums

membrane diameter: Ø 12" | 30cm
total diameter approx: Ø 12" | 30cm
height approx: 7cm
weight: 600g
Material: deer hide, plywood, polypropylene/hemp rope

Price: £ 155

view product details

This is a traditional style shamanic drum - the hide stretched with polypropylene or hemp rope, Deer hide on wooden rim. Each drum comes with a wooden beater finished with hand felt wool. These drums are lighter and simpler with beautiful deep sound. Because of the way they are constructed there is little possibility of tuning then, however the tension of the hide is much stronger so it is unlikely for them to go flat.




Shamanic Drum Traditional Style [large 40cm] Deer

shamanic drums

membrane diameter: Ø 16" | 40cm
total diameter approx: Ø 16;" | 40cm
height approx: 7cm
weight: 800g
Material: deer hide, plywood, polypropylene/hemp rope

Price: £ 180

view product details

This is a traditional style shamanic drum - the hide stretched with polypropylene or hemp rope, Deer hide on wooden rim. Each drum comes with a wooden beater finished with hand felt wool. These drums are lighter and simpler with beautiful deep sound. Because of the way they are constructed there is little possibility of tuning then, however the tension of the hide is much stronger so it is unlikely for them to go flat.




Triple Rim Shamanic Drums

Shamanic Drum Triple Rim [Medium 30cm]

shamanic drums

membrane diameter: Ø 12" | 30cm
total diameter approx: 14½" | 36cm
height approx: 8cm
weight: 1000g
Material: goat/deer hide, plywood, weaved polypropylene rope, iron rims

Price: £ 130

view product details

This drum is a hybrid construction, tuneable and very resistant to weather conditions, perfect if planning to travel with your instrument. Goat/Deer hide on embellished wooden rim, stretched with a polypropylene rope. This construction uses three iron rims to stretch the hide, that technology contributes to the aesthetics and durability, but adds to the weight of the of the drum. Each drum comes with a wooden beater finished with leather.




Shamanic Drum Triple Rim [Large 40cm]

shamanic drums

membrane diameter: Ø 16" | 40cm
total diameter approx: 17½" | 44.5cm
height approx: 8cm
weight: 1500g
Material: goat/deer hide, plywood, weaved polypropylene rope, iron rims

Price: £ 150

view product details

This drum is a hybrid construction, tuneable and very resistant to weather conditions, while the large size deepens the sound profoundly. Goat/Deer hide on embellished wooden rim, stretched with a polypropylene rope. This construction uses three iron rims to stretch the hide, that technology contributes to the aesthetics and durability, but adds to the weight of the of the drum. Each drum comes with a wooden beater finished with leather.




Shamanic Drum Triple Rim [Large 40cm] Deer

shamanic drums

membrane diameter: Ø 16" | 40cm
total diameter approx: 17½" | 44.5cm
height approx: 8cm
weight: 1500g
Material: goat/deer hide, plywood, weaved polypropylene rope, iron rims

Price: £ 170

view product details

This drum is a hybrid construction, tuneable and very resistant to weather conditions, while the large size deepens the sound profoundly. Goat/Deer hide on embellished wooden rim, stretched with a polypropylene rope. This construction uses three iron rims to stretch the hide, that technology contributes to the aesthetics and durability, but adds to the weight of the of the drum. Each drum comes with a wooden beater finished with leather.



Double Rim Shamanic Drums

Shamanic Drum Double Rim [Small 25cm]

shamanic drums

membrane diameter: Ø 10" | 25cm
total diameter approx: 11¼" | 29cm
height approx: 8cm
weight: 800g
Material: goat/deer hide, plywood, weaved polypropylene rope, iron rims

Price: £ 110

view product details

This drum is a hybrid construction, tuneable and very resistant to weather conditions, perfect if your planning to travel with your instrument and also very comfortable in Sweat Lodge, as this is the smallest drum that we offer. Goat/Deer hide on embellished wooden rim, stretched with a polypropylene rope. This construction uses two iron rims to stretch the hide, that technology contributes to the aesthetics (different than the triple rim drums) and durability. Each drum comes with a wooden beater finished with felt (special for to be used in the sweat lodge).




Shamanic Drum Double Rim [Medium 30cm]

shamanic drums

membrane diameter: Ø 12" | 30cm
total diameter approx: 13" | 33cm
height approx: 8cm
weight: 1000g
Material: goat/deer hide, plywood, weaved polypropylene rope, iron rims

Price: £ 130

view product details

This drum is a hybrid construction, tuneable and very resistant to weather conditions, perfect if planning to travel with your instrument. Goat/Deer hide on embellished wooden rim, stretched with a polypropylene rope. This construction uses two iron rims to stretch the hide, that technology contributes to the aesthetics (that is different than the triple rim drums) and durability. Each drum comes with a wooden beater finished with leather.




Shamanic Drum Double Rim [Large 40cm]

shamanic drums

membrane diameter: Ø 16" | 40cm
total diameter approx: 17" | 43cm
height approx: 8cm
weight: 1500g
Material: goat/deer hide, plywood, weaved polypropylene rope, iron rims

Price: £ 150

view product details

This drum is a hybrid construction, tuneable and resistant to weather conditions, while the large size deepens the sound profoundly. Goat/Deer hide on embellished wooden rim, stretched with a polypropylene rope. This construction uses two iron rims to stretch the hide, that technology contributes to the aesthetics (that is different than the triple rim drums) and durability. Each drum comes with a wooden beater finished with leather.




Shamanic Drum Double Rim [Large 40cm] Deer

shamanic drums

membrane diameter: Ø 16" | 40cm
total diameter approx: 17" | 43cm
height approx: 8cm
weight: 1500g
Material: deer hide, plywood, weaved polypropylene rope, iron rims

Price: £ 170

view product details

This drum is a hybrid construction, tuneable and resistant to weather conditions, while the large size deepens the sound profoundly. Deer hide on embellished wooden rim, stretched with a polypropylene rope. This construction uses two iron rims to stretch the hide, that technology contributes to the aesthetics (that is different than the triple rim drums) and durability. Each drum comes with a wooden beater finished with leather.



Inspiration drums and special orders

Hear you can find drums that are unique either in size, way of making or both. Should you need some special drum that is not listed in our offer please contact us and we will do our best to fulfil your requirement.

spacial orde drums example
Example of the special order shamanic drum in size 57 cm

Drums Accessories

Drum bags

Our workshop offers a range of shamanic drum bags. The bags a made of a waterproof fabric, with reinforced top to secure the membrane of the instrument. Each bag has got two pockets - one dedicated to the drum and the other for drum beater or other accessories , both closed with a zip lock .The bag has an arm belt and handle for carrying.

The bags vary in sizes and are dedicated to various sizes and constructions of Metaphoric Tools Shamanic Drums.

31cm x 7cm Traditional Style Drum 30cm
33cm x 7cm Shamanic Drum DR 30cm
35cm x 7cm Shamanic Drum TR 30cm
41cm x 7cm Traditional Style Drum 40cm
43cm x 7cm Shamanic Drum DR 40cm
45cm x 7cm Shamanic Drum TR 40cm

Price: £ 50

drum bags

Drum beaters

Goat skin beaters



The beaters come in different lengths and sizes depending on the drum they are to be used with. Material: Goat skin, local hardwoods (oak, cherry, apple, pear, ash)

Price: £ 20

Felt beaters



The beaters come in various colours and different lengths and sizes, depending on the drum they are to be used with, felt beaters are more suitable if they are to be used in the sweat lodge, also give a softer tone to the drum. Material: Wool, , local hardwoods (oak, cherry, apple, pear, ash)

Price: £ 18





Drums Gallery