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Use Ceremonial Drums For Chic Mountain Home Decorating

Apr 22, 2008
I gave my home that great, southwestern look by adding ceremonial drums to my rustic decor. I was so impressed with the authentic, rustic feel that the Native American drums brought to my home, that I began learning about the history and the significant role they play in Native cultures. If you are like me, you have probably seen how meaningful ceremonial drums are to the Indian culture but do not know their significance in tribal ceremonies or how exactly they are used.

Every tribe is different in how they use ceremonial drums but one similarity between each tribe is that the Native drums are very symbolic and part of the main focus of the ceremony. Throughout my research, I have come to find that learning about these drums truly grants you a great appreciation of the Native American culture and their customs.

One interesting fact about Native American drums is that they are considered sacred by the Native people. They are used in Indian ceremonies to call on the Spirits and to connect with their creator. Each drum is believed to carry a spirit within that is drawn out with the beating of the drum.

Since the drum is thought to connect the people with the spirit world and guide the a healer in helping his people, you will find that they are commonly used by the healers to enter the Shamanic journey where he connects with the Spirits and receives healing powers.

Also, as you study the importance of ceremonial drums in today's culture, you will find that Native Indian drums play a significant part in the preservation of Native American tribes such as the Tarahumara.

Making and selling these rustic style drums allows them to earn a living, through selling and trading their cultural hand crafts, and helps them spread the knowledge and traditions of their culture to those who purchase them. The beautiful art of drum making is passed down through the generations and is a means of survival for many Tribes and cultures who rely on their art to make a living.

Now days, Native Indian drums are not only used in Indian ceremonies such as Native American drum groups and as Native American musical instruments. The popularity of the drums for other purposes such as in school music classes, as canvases for Native American art projects and southwestern paintings, has also grown in recent years.

Some types of ceremonial drums are also used as rustic style furniture and western decor, such as the larger powwow drums and pedestal drums that are used as rustic, decorative tables. If you love the great style and sound of Native drums, you can easily buy them online and in stores that sell southwestern, western and rustic home decorating items.

However you decide to use your ceremonial drum, whether for drumming purposes or in interior design, you will definitely be drawn to the rustic charm and western style of ceremonial drums.
About the Author
Craig Chambers is the director of Mission Del Rey and offers free information online about choosing ceremonial drums for rustic style decorating. For more information visit http://www.missiondelrey.com
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