We are Sweet Medicine Drums, a company based in Taos, New Mexico. We specialize in custom hand-made Native American style drums, which are similar to those used at pow wows, drumming circles, ceremonial drumming, and shamanic drumming groups. We carry on the tradition of All One Tribe Drums of Taos.
Our handmade Native American style drums are handcrafted with the utmost care and attention to detail by Lynn, who was mentored by Native American drum makers from the Taos Pueblo. We use only top quality materials and non-toxic inks. The drums are stretched and strung in the traditional way, using natural, top grain rawhide. They come in three sizes: 14", 16" and 18" diameter and may be ordered with or without designs in round or octagonal. We also have pow-wow drums.
Our designs are hand-silk screened also by Lynn, using non-toxic inks guaranteed not to chip, fade, scratch or impair the drum's superb tone. The drums are radiantly beautiful, portable,affordable and easy for a beginner to play. A perfect gift for all ages, they are an outstanding musical instrument, a beautiful wall hanging, an authentic (signed) Native American craft item, and an important wellness tool.
After many years of devotion to the beauty and healing power of the drum as an employee of the late and widely lamented All One Tribe Drum company (AOT), Lynn decided, after All One Tribe ceased operations, to take the plunge and start her own drum company. With the loving support of family and friends and the inspiration provided by a vivid dream of Sweet Medicine, Lynn jumped out of bed one morning and told herself, "I can do this, with this name Sweet Medicine Drums, I can do this." From that moment on everything seemed to have a magical uncanny flow as if it was part of a larger plan. The Drum in all its healing power is truly THE SWEET MEDICINE needed now more than ever. Indeed, we like to think of Sweet Medicine as the perfect rescue remedy.