The top is made of Paduck wood and the sides of the drum can be made out of other hard woods such as red oak, walnut, sapele, etc.
Approximate size of the large/double: 24" long x 9 1/2" wide x 7 1/2" deep
Approximate size of smaller ones: 18" long x 9 1/2" wide x 7 1/2" deep.
About Tongue Drums
The Tongue Drum is one of the world's oldest known instruments. These drums were first made from hollowed out trees which were struck with sticks to create tones. In some African cultures a tongue drum language developed. This language system was based on varied pitches, rhythms and intensities of sound. Tongue drums also had a wide variety of functions within different cultures from story telling to beating out war cries over long distances.
A Tongue Drum is an elaborate hard wood box that has tongues carved out of its top. Each tongue is tuned to a different note in a scale. When a tongue is played it vibrates up and down producing a warm woody tone. Songs and melodies can be played either with provided rubber mallets or with the tips of your fingers. Hand selected hard woods and quality craftsmanship will make this an instrument that will last and last - and be handed down from generation to generation.