Images

In spite of the diversity of the American Indian legends and ceremonies, all tribes feel a spiritual bond with the earth, the heavens and all things living and non-living.  Animals represent various qualities and act as teachers.  The wildlife images painted on the drums are meant to represent the specific spiritual, teaching and healing powers of the individual animals. 

Each animal image is painted in a portrait style, either including head and upper body or full body images.  The images are hand painted on the drum head using acrylic paint which is then sealed with a pliable acrylic coating.  All drums are playable even directly on the painted image.  

Some available animal images and what they represent are- 

Antelope- Motion, Action, Sight Horse- Power, Freedom
Bear- Introspection, Protection, Strength Hummingbird- Joy
Bobcat- Independence Jay- Presence, Confidence
Buffalo- Prayer, Abundance Jaguar - Integrity, Impeccability, Visions
Butterfly- Balance, Transformation Lynx- Secrets
Coyote- Trickster Moose- Self Esteem, Unpredictability
Deer- Gentleness, Sensitivity Mountain Lion- Leadership
Dragonfly- Illusion Otter- Laughter, Lightness, Woman Medicine
Eagle- Spirit Owl- Clairvoyance, Deception (Death to some tribes)
Elk- Pride, Stamina, Majesty Prairie Dog- Community
Fox- Subtlety, Camouflage, Cleverness Rabbit- Fear, Fertility, Gentleness with ourselves
Frog- Cleansing Raccoon- Disguise, Dexterity, Curiosity
Great Blue Heron- Assertive Authority, Counsel Raven- Magic, Mystery
Hawk- Messenger Squirrel- Gathering, Trust

Wolf- Teacher

Below are samples of drums from Spirit Drum Designs.  Drums can be painted with images similar to those below or other images of the same animal.  We sometimes have painted drums in stock but usually do custom work.  Please E-mail us for further information on customizing what you’d like on your drum. 



Bald Eagle 32 Bald Eagle 85 Bald Eagle 215 Golden Eagle 7
Bald Eagle 32 Bald Eagle 85 Bald Eagle 215 Golden Eagle 7
Raven 216
Raven 260
Raven 260
Swainsons Hawk 231
Red-Tailed Hawk 268
Red-Tailed Hawk 148 Ferruginous Hawk 240
Hummingbird 50 Hummingbird 63 Hummingbird 261 Hummingbird 214 Hummingbird 60
Hummingbird 50
Hummingbird 63 Hummingbird 261 Hummingbird 214 Hummingbird 60
Snowy Owl 27 Great Horned Owl 259 Stellars Jay 163 Eastern Bluejay 164 Great Blue Heron 251
Snowy Owl 27 Great Horned Owl 259 Stellar's Jay 163 Eastern Bluejay 164 Great Blue Heron 251
Butterfly 211 Butterfly 107 Dragonfly 266 Dragonfly 115 Frog 49
Butterfly 211
Butterfly 107 Dragonfly 266
Dragonfly 115
Frog 49
Coyote 92 Coyote 121 Horse 165 Horse 77 Horse 83
Coyote 92
Coyote 121
Horse 165
Horse 77
Horse 83
Buffalo 82 Buffalo 207 Buffalo 102 Fox 20 Fox 120
Buffalo 82
Buffalo 207 Buffalo 102
Fox 20 Fox 120
Mule Deer Buck 94


White-Tailed Doe 47 Marmot 137 Bull Elk 228 Elk Cow 126
Mule Deer Buck 94 White-Tailed Doe 47
Marmot 137
Bull Elk 228
Elk Cow 126
Mountain Lion 29 Mountain Lion 255 Mountain Lion 46 Prairie Dog 87 Prairie Dog 155
Mountain Lion 29 Mountain Lioness 255 Mountain Lion 46
Prairie Dog 87
Prairie Dog 155
Pronghorn 42 Ground Squirrel 175 Cottontail Rabbit 191 Rabbit 48 Lynx 67
Pronghorn 42 Ground Squirrel 175
Cottontail Rabbit 191
Rabbit 48
Lynx 67
Bobcat 130 Arctic Wolf 122 Black Wolf 146 Howling Wolf 252 Wolf 192
Bobcat 130
Arctic Wolf 122 Black Wolf 146
Howling Wolf 252 Wolf 192
River Otter 171 River Otter 123 Jaguar 243 Raccoon 56 Raccoon 108
River Otter 171
River Otter 123 Jaguar 243
Raccoon 56
Raccoon 108
Black Bear 142 Black Bear 88 Brown Bear 210 Brown Bear 160 Polar Bear 167
Black Bear 142 Black Bear 88
Brown Bear 210
Brown Bear 160
Polar Bear 167


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