Thunder Drum with stand

LaDeDa Gourds - Karen L Caldwell
Gourd Thunder Drum
Gourd Thunder Drum
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Original/Reproduction: Original
Signed: Yes
Materials: Hard-shell gourd, leather handle
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A thunder drum is a very curious hand-held percussion instrument that recreates the sound of thunder when you shake it. Depending upon how you move the thunder tube, you can create unusual and weird sounds, making it a very creative device to use in musical and sound performances.
Thunder drums trace their roots to American Indian music in which they were used with other drums, rain sticks and flutes to recreate the sound and motion of a sudden storm.
Thunder drums "thunder" when vibrations in the spring are transmitted through a drumhead and amplified in a gourd. The vibrating spring causes the drumhead to vibrate, which in turn causes the air inside the drum to vibrate. The air in the drum begins to resonate, and the volume of the sound increases.
Even a small vibration in the spring can grow into a large thundering sound. The larger drumhead creates a louder sound in the drum.

If you like dark and stormy nights, this is the drum for you.
Thunder Drum with stand - LaDeDa Gourds - Karen L Caldwell

LaDeDa Gourds - Karen L Caldwell

LaDeDa Gourds - Karen L Caldwell

Lagenaria: hard-shell gourds have been cultivated for thousands of years by many cultures for their usefulness as sacred vessels, utensils, storage containers, musical instruments and ornaments.

The plant family - Cucurbitacea contains three major groups: Lagenaria - hard-shell gourds, Cucurbita - Ornamental and edible gourds and squashes and Luffa - Vegetable sponges.

Lagenaria or hard-shell gourds are the gourds that I paint, dye, ink, wax, pyro, carve, sculpt and sell. These gourds have a long growing season and take three to six months, or more, to dry. In the drying process molds feed on the escaping moisture creating the beautiful mottled effect on the gourd surface. After the dried skin and molds are removed with a good scrubbing, the inside of the gourd can be cleaned. Then the fun begins and the gourd can be treated much like wood.

These gourds come in many shapes and sizes and are never boring. They make great birdhouses, bowls, purses, drums, ornaments, jewelry, scoops, maracas, shekeres, and other items limited only by the imagination of the artist.