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Reduced Price Chöd Drum - Bhutanese Cloud Skins - Butter Rubbed Skins - 8 Inches
Superior Chöd Drum - Bhutanese Quality

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We have a handful of Chöd drums from our drum maker that have superior sound quality, however, there are slight blemishes to the exterior wood or wood varnish. We have therefore greatly reduced the price so that you can grab a bargain. We currenly have this drum available with a padded brocade handle. Also, the natural cloud skins have been gently rubbed with butter (Himalayan style) to make them a more vibrant luminous green. Unlike the vast majority of Chod drums coming out of Nepal, no toxic paint is used on these skins.
  • Darkened Himalayan Sengdeng (chosen to replicate red sandalwood) is used on all drums.
  • The skins will maintain their tightness, unlike the more readily available Nepalese skins in the marketplace.
  • 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. As a result of this, the skins turn a beautiful cloudy green and are protected for many years of ritual practice.
  • On the inside of the drum accurate mantras are applied, this empowers the drum to be used for ritual practice.
  • Each drum has a padded brocade handle which helps give comfortable support when playing for long periods.
  • Cowrie shells are also stitched into the band that wraps round the drum.
  • A conch shell ring sits at the base of the handle and can be moved to suit your preferred hand position.
  • Includes a high quality layered brocade damaru tail.
  • Includes a very fine brocade carrying case which helps protect the drum when not in use.


  • 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.

Drum size: 8 to 9 inches
Sound Quality: Resonant Mid to Deep tones

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

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