Welcome to White Woman Drums – Djembe Drums!
White Woman Drums are individually hand made and crafted Djembe Drums using african imported single piece goblet shells made of various woods with no endangered woods ever used. These hand drums are fully tunable if needed and will provide years of service for both the novice and intermediate drummer. White Woman Drums strives to make a quality Djembe Drum with Mali Drum styling along with custom “one of a kind” designs available.
Each drum shell is fine sanded and hand finished with Natural Danish Oil to bring out the wonderful grain of the wood. The drum heads are naked and/or shaved goat skins. The lacing/tuning of this drum is the traditional Mali Djembe weave. My Djembe Drums should only be played skin-on-skin with bare hands.
WWD also enjoys refurishing Used Djembe Drums, which includes but is not limited to goatskin head retuning or replacing, shell repair - minor chips, stratches or scars, new cording and WWD trademark inspirational decorations.
White Woman Drums is proud to be endorsed and supported by women drummers, like Candy Eaton - Drum Circle facilitator, Drumming Instructor and Member of Akasha - drum & belly dance troupe... with her hopes for our continued success. Thank you so much Candy!
The Earth Mother Djembe Drum
finished measurements of 12 x 22 ½ inches with a 10 ½ inch head.
Created with an authentic hand carved Tweneboa wood djembe drum shell from Ghana, I striped it to bare wood, fine sanded and hand finished it with Natural Danish Oil to bring out the wonderful grain of the african wood.
It has a hand stretched goatskin head with tighten in the Mali Djembe style on one continuous piece of 550 paracord rope giving the drum a softer feminine feel and allows the drummer extra length in the carrying handle to tune the drum should the need arise.
I finished this djembe with genuine green malachite beads for Strength, stability, grounding, fertility, prosperity, focused intent and abundance, along with hand made Willendorf style Goddess ceramic beads to represent the Earth Mother herself…
This Djembe drum is like all White Woman Drums “One of a Kind” no one else will have a drum like this one, and although I may use this design again it will not be exactly copied. Each of my drums will always be as personal as your own connection with the Goddess this is my personal pledge to each of my buyers…
Earth Mother Djembe Drum - SOLD 1/08
The Warrior's Voice Djembe Drum
SOLD 10/07 to Woody the Headhunter for this Exotic Precussion Show
Customized especially to enhance his exotic -head hunter- showcase by adding three handpainted skulls to the base.
Finished measurements are 12½ inch head 13½ OSD 25 inches Tall.
This Djembe is a recycled piece with its original head and shell that by my best internet research appears to be from Ghana based on the look of the wood, cording and the wave designs carved on the bottom of the shell.
I cleaned the wood shell which is one piece construction and apply a light coat of Natural Danish Oil to improve the wood but left the dings and minor nicks as they add to the obvious age of the instrument without harming its tone, use or value.
I replaced the frayed and damaged light weight cording with a more appropriate continuous piece of 5mm Djembe cord, which gives the owner extra length in the carrying handle to tune the drum should the need arise. I hand tighten and tuned the original goatskin head which is in very good shape but had become very dull in its tone... It now has a clear crisp slap and deep bass.
I finished this djembe with real grey dyed Abalone shell beads because Abalone is associated with both a male and female. It is a color of darkness tempered by light, a color of neutrality, complexity, peace, a balancer of positive and negative. Gray is used in magic to achieve balance, for attuning to the spirit world, to learn peace and patience, veiling, invisibility, vision quests and dreams and as I am a Warrior any of these things I strive for in my life and seemed to call to me as I remade this drum.
This drum is like all White Woman Drums “One of a Kind” no one else will have a drum exactly like this one, and although I may use this design again it will not be exactly copied. Each of my drums will always be as personal as your own connection with the Goddess this is my personal pledge to each of my buyers…
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