About Us

Quote: "Also, you can tell a true medicine person from an imitator by what they ask you for in return for their help. According to where they live, everyone needs enough to live on and to pay their bills. But if they ask for more than a fair payment for this, walk away from them." - (Fools Crow Lakota holy and medicine man)

Wolf Drums and Flutes is a family run business based in Australia. Our primary focus is doing what we love, making quality Native American style handcrafts, especially drums and flutes. We also make Siberian and Saami style drums.

We run drum making workshops throughout the year across Australia. These allow you make your own quality Native American medicine or Siberian Shaman style drums using premium quality materials prepared and supplied by us.

Wolf Drums and FlutesTM is primarily an online retail business. We do not have a physical shop front.

We handcraft our own products:

Drums and drum bags
Flute and flue bags
Smudge fans
Rattles
Dream Catchers and Mandalas
Leather bags and medicine pouches
Chokers and necklaces
Soap

Each year we exhibit at a variety of Psychic and Alternative Expos throughout Australia which provide people the opportunity to view and buy our products direct. The expos are a great opportunity to meet and greet.

Our primary focus is to offer the best quality Native American style drums and flutes, Saami & Siberian style drums, and other handmade arts and craft at reasonable prices.


About Our Products

All the rawhides we use are a by-product of the meat industry. Wherever possible we use recycled timber for our drum hoops. All drum faces and lacing styles are genuine rawhide which has been hand processed and prepared by Graeme. Each one of our drums are one off, with no two ever looking or sounding the same.

We make our own drum hoops and cure all our own rawhides to ensure that the entire process is done in a respectful and prayerful way. All timber and hides sourced in Australia used in our drums and flutes are hand selected to ensure quality.

We also make thunder drums to order from 20" to 48" diameter complete with a drum stand and drum beater. The hoop and the stand are made from cedar and we use either Deer, Horse, Cow, Elk or Bison rawhide for the face and lacing.

Like the other things we do our drum bags, rattles, soap and jewellery have their own individual appearance. All our dreamcatchers are made using sturdy hoops and hand cut leather.

About Graeme

Wolf Drums and Flutes

After making his first drum Graeme spent about a year assisting his teacher in drum making workshops to learn more about drum making. During this time he also made many drums as gifts and for himself to work on his technique.

 

He then spent time with a professional taxidermer tanner to learn about the different hides and various tanning techniques. Wanting to take his craft further Graeme then went to a master wood bender to learn how to bend drum hoops. Over time he's developed his own way of curing raw hide and making drum hoops.

Graeme is also a qualified addictions counsellor with further qualifications in co-dependency, self-esteem and anger management. He's also a survivor of childhood abuse and the drum helped reduce his therapy time from the quoted 5 to 10 years down to 18 months.

Graeme continuously looks for ways to improve his craft work and the quality of the drums and flutes he makes. Graeme is a true artisan and master of his craft.


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