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Lightweight Chod Drums, Black Wood (I)

Lightweight Chod Drums, Black Wood (I)

Regular price €260,15 EUR
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Hand-made in the Himalayas, each drum (Tib. damaru) is composed of polished seng-deng (acacia) wood and adorned at the waist with a fabric wrist-strap, and small crocheted strikers. A long tail, or chöpen, of colorful silk brocade waves like a decorative banner when doing extensive practice. The drum heads, covered with buffalo or goat skin and painted green, contain mantras inserted by Buddhist monks to bless the instrument and ready it for authentic practice.

Chöd drums, used specifically for the chöd’s practice liturgy are, in comparison, the ‘big sisters’ of our standard damarus.

Following the old tradition of handcrafting the drums, they each possess their own unique sounds and are carefully produced to be lightweight and very resilient. Beware: Chöd drums of inferior quality and lacking the blessed mantras are being widely sold in the West. Lamas consider them ineffective for genuine practice.

Accompanying each drum is a brocade tail, and hard brocade case with cotton lining, protecting it during travel and from dampness in long periods of disuse.

Case measures approx. 22cm x 12cm. As each piece is hand-made and unique, small differences in look and weight are to be expected.

Listen below for a sample recording

Before sending, we will email you a sample of the drum purchased as each one has a slightly different tone. Note that the tightness of the leather can change depending on temperatures, moisture levels, and even acoustics of the room, so some variance should be expected.

Shipping & Delivery

All parcels are sent using Austria Post or GLS, which we trust to deliver your items safely throughout Europe. For international orders outside of the EU, Austria Post forwards the package to a shipping partner in your country.

SHIPPING ESTIMATE* *Please allow up to 48 hours for us to prepare and process your orders. More info.
Austria €4.90 Standard Tracked
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Germany €14 Standard Tracked
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European Union €19 Standard Tracked
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Rest of Europe (UK, Norway, Switzerland etc) €21 Standard Tracked
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United States, Canada €29 Standard Tracked
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Australia & New Zealand €34 Standard Tracked
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Hong Kong €34 Standard Tracked
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Malaysia €34 Standard Tracked
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Israel €24 Standard Tracked
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