Welcome to White Woman Drums – Gourd Drums!

White Woman Drums are hand crafted Gourd Drums using choose hard shell gourds. These hand drums are fully tunable and will provide years of service for both the experienced and novice drummer.  White Woman Drums strives to make a quality Gourd Drum with Djembe Hand Drum styling along with custom “one of a kind” styling also available.

White Woman Drums are individually crafted from Kettle gourds and African Wine gourds. Both gourds are also known as giant hard shelled gourds. The gourds used in White Woman Drums come from a variety of sources from Southern California to South Carolina. After cleaning both inside and out, the inside is sanded, shaped and smoothed to improve the resonance and left as natural as possible. Some are purchased pre-stained while others are left natural in color. All are sealed on the outside with Danish Oil Stain, to protect and treat each shell. The drum heads are naked and/or shaved goat skins. The tuning of this hand drum is the traditional Mali Djembe weave. My Gourd Drums should only be played skin-on-skin with bare hands. Audio samples are available below.  

I hope you receive as much inspiration and joy owning and playing these drums
as I did making them… Shade
Custom drums are available Please email me at whitewomandrums.com
Camo Gourd Drum - SOLD:

This was inspired by the army green stain of the gourd and my step daughter's loved of Camo fabrics and styling. This drum has an 8 inch goat head, 12 inches tall and 28 around. It has a shoulder strap and matching camo carry bag with a foam insert to protect the head during transport. These smaller heads have a great high crisp tone... downlad a sample here.
Horse Gourd Drum - SOLD:

This was inspired by my beauitful horses and the chesnut stain of the gourd. This drum has an 9 inch goat head, 9 inches tall and 28 1/2 around. It has a wrist strap and custom carry bag with a foam insert to protect the head during transport. These smaller heads have a great high crisp tone... downlad a sample here.
Lil  Buddha Gourd Drum - Available on Ebay:

This was inspired by the gourd's shape and color what can I say I simply saw the buddha's belly in this one. It is decorated with Dharma stlye silver button. This drum has an 8 inch goat head, 7 inches tall and 27 around. It has a shoulder strap and custom carry bag with a foam insert to protect the head during transport. These smaller heads have a great high crisp tone... downlad a sample here.
The Goddess Gourd Drum - SOLD:

This was inspired by the Goddess herself, it is a gift of my craftsmanship and blessings . It is decorated with 1800's style maiden head silver buttons. This drum has an 10 inch goat head, 9 inches tall and 32 around. It has a shoulder strap and custom carry bag with a foam insert to protect the head during transport. This drum have a great medium tone... downlad a sample here.
Autumn Aire Gourd Drum - Available on Ebay

This was inspired by the Fall season which is my favorite, the color of the gourd the sage colored cording and finding the wooden leaf buttons all lead to its creation. This drum has an 8 inch goat head, 9 inches tall and 26 around. It has a shoulder strap and custom carry bag with a foam insert to protect the head during transport. This drum have a crisp high tone... downlad a sample here.
Custom drums are available Please email me at whitewomandrums.com
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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!
Day of the Dead Gourd Drum
SOLD to Woody the Headhunter NY 10/07  
to enhance his exotic -Headhunter Percussion showcase
"Day of the Dead" is a natural Gourd Drum hand made in Mali Djembe styling and was inspired by both the african djembe and the Latin festival of Dia De Los Muertos. It is decorated with 3 hand painted Day of the dead skulls and has an 10 inch goatskin head stretched on 12 inch rings, 9 inches tall and 36 around with has a strap braided from one continious 50 foot piece of 550 paracord so that when the time comes the drum can be tightened and/or tuned. This drum has a deeper tone because of its size...
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