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Superior Chöd Drum - Bhutanese Cloud Skins - 8 to 9 inch Drum - Leather Handle
Superior Chöd Drum - Bhutanese Quality

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A Chöd damaru that is hand crafted for practitioners who are serious about using the most authentic ritual instruments.

What makes these drums so different from other Chöd damarus in the marketplace?
  • The sound is unsurpassed!
  • Each drum is created using accurate and traditional centuries old methods.
  • Only fine quality Bhutanese Sengdeng (Acacia) wood is used and not cheaper woods that are seen on other drums.
  • Only natural unpainted Bhutanese cloud skins are used. The skins are buried in the ground with copper and other precious substances. This process can take many weeks to complete and the skins turn a beautiful cloudy green. It increases the longevity of the skins and also empowers them for years of ritual use. It also gives each drum its own unique character.
  • The skins will maintain their tightness, unlike many other damaru skins in the marketplace.
  • On the inside of the drum accurate mantras are applied, this empowers the drum to be used for ritual practice.
  • Each drum has a suede or leather handle which helps give comfortable support when playing for long periods. Cowrie shells are also stitched into the band that wraps round the drum.
  • Includes a high quality brocade damaru tail.
  • Includes a very fine brocade carrying case which helps protect the drum when not in use. Each case is lined with red felt, which helps absorb moisture.
  • It is important to look after your sacred instrument. In order to increase the longevity of your drum skin, it is recommended that you gently rub a small amount of lanolin oil into the skin from time to time.
  • Keep your drum in a dry environment to help maintain skin tightness. A cold damp room should be avoided if possible. Bringing your drum into a warm environment will naturally tighten the skin.
Origin of materials: Bhutanese Sengdeng Wood and Natural Bhutanese skins

Drum Size: 8 to 9 inches
Sound Quality: A resonant mid to deep tone.

Each drum is hand made and therefore unique, so please expect variations in the colour and grain of the wood. The colour and markings on the cloudskins will also be unique to each drum. The colour of the brocade damaru tail and carrying case may also vary between drums. All drums are finished to the same high standard and quality of materials.

Photos show several different drums to give you an idea of quality and slight differences between drums.

We also stock fine quality Bhutanese Burl Wood drums with brocade handles here

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