A drum was probably one of the first instruments that was used all over the world, including in Scandinavia. It was played in ceremonies, festivities, and shamans used it for healing and travelling to the other realms.
Scientists believe that a Viking drum had a close resemblance to the shaman drums of the Sámi people. The process of drum making was probably similar where Viking craftsmen created a round, wooden hoop and over it, they stretched a drumhead made of animal skin. The drumhead was then decorated with paintings, symbols or other meaningful elements.
In the footsteps of ancient drum makers, we create our Viking drums using similar methods and decorating the drum with symbols that were important to the Vikings. The drum has a nice, deep and vibrating sound taking you back in time of myths and legends.
Being environmentally friendly and ethical, we acquire our materials from local, responsible suppliers. The frame is made of birch plywood and for the drumhead, we use Finnish reindeer skin. On the back there is wooden handle attached with strings. A felted, wooden drumstick is included.
The size is 41 cm, and the weight 0,700kg.