Hear the Drums Spirit Vessel
Wool Breed: Corriedale sheep
Height: 2 ½ inches
Width: 6 inches
Embellishments: braided wool yarn, glass beads, bone bead, pheasant feathers
Symbolism: centering, balance, healing
**Each vessel is handmade from wool roving (the loosely combed dyed or natural fibers of sheep’s wool) through the art of wet felting. Although the colors are depicted as closely as possible to the actual item, please be aware that colors may appear differently on your computer screen.**
The very first sound we hear is the beat of our own mother’s heart. That steady, comforting rhythm surrounds and soothes us in the womb. It is no wonder that Native Americans revere the drum as a sacred, living entity that echoes the heartbeat of Mother Earth.
The round shape of the Native American drum is a symbol for the circle of life, with the creator in the center and all other forms of life around the rim. The beat of the drum represents the heartbeat of Mother Earth and the spirits of the tree and animal from which it was created.
These very sacred drums are made from the wood of a carefully selected tree and the hide of an animal, such as deer, elk or buffalo. Both the tree and animal are thanked for the life they have given for the creation of the drum and it is believed that these spirits live on within the instrument.
“Hear the Drums” Spirit Vessel reminds us to connect with the rhythm and heartbeat of Mother Earth and The Creator. Fill it with those small, but exquisite gifts from nature … feathers, acorns, pinecones… or other treasures that are sacred to you.