Thank you for the opportunity to build drums. You folks are the best. I have brought the blessings of drumming to many people thanks to your supplies. I got my first kit from you about 18 months ago and since that time I have built around 30 drums, five of which were made from goat skin and large bottle gourds, and have also repaired three drums for other people. They have been a blessing to many, in fact one person who has one of these drums, has since been able to stop using blood pressure medication because the drum has brought him so much relaxation. His problem was due to stress in his life. I have taught these people to honor the drum with smudge and tobacco and to connect with Spirit through the drum. Many thanks to you for without you, I never would have done this. I think everyone on Earth Mother should have a drum; there would be less mischief afoot. (steps down off soap-box and goes back to drumming) Toodles.
I just wanted to write and say thank you again for the way our drum has been treated by everyone at Centralia. The buffalo hide that we purchased from you has now been turned into a beautiful 28″ drum. The sound of the drum is truly awesome as well. Thanks to your patient instructions over the phone with me last week we were able to cut the hides and lacing and put it all together with no problems at all. We will highly recommend Centralia Hide and Fur to everyone here in Tennessee and Northern Alabama. I just wanted you to know that everything went well and how much we appreciate your assistance in helping us rebuild our drum. Sincerely, Pat Cummins (Cherokee) Drum Keeper, on behalf of Tanasi Thunder – Southern Style Powwow Drum Nashville, Tennessee
Thought I would send a quick little message to let everyone know that your drum kits are great quality! Very easy to put together and are of the highest quality. Looking forward to make many more! Thanks again! Steve Gibson
I made the drum in accordance with the instructions. It is a beautiful drum with a wonderful sound. It will be used as a medicine drum for journeys. Thanks Steve Baker
Thank you so much for all your help and friendly conversation. You made the end of an hour’s drive rewarding not only for the purchases we made but for the inspiration and encouragement you gave me, my daughter Shawna, and my grandchildren. Thank you for your patience helping them with their choices as well. We will be back again. Blessings to you and your family, Nona Shelly
We really appreciate all of your help during our frantic 9 day build time. Your company was fantastic to work with and got us all of the necessary skins and furs so fast. Everyone was friendly and helpful with suggestions. We can not thank you enough. Sincerely, Jennifer McManus Costume Designer
Got the tan leather today. It sure looks good. I think I finally found the supplier I have been looking for. I also received an invoice for some smoke leather. It will probably arrive the first of the week. >From the looks of the leather and the price I will pass on your email address to some friends of mine if you don’t mind. Please let me know Thank you for the great service.
Just a quick THANK YOU the hide and lacing I purchased for my pow wow drum is fantastic has the greatest deep sound I’ve ever heard. ( Seneca).
I’ve been building drums for many years and have used many suppliers over that time. When I started offering drum building workshops, I needed to find good quality kits at a reasonable price. Centrailia Fur and Hide provide both. I have been using them exclusively for providing the materials for my workshops for the last few years and expect that to continue into the future. I also use them for supplying many of the things I need for my custom work. Most importantly, I like to support native run businesses whenever I can.
I have been making drums and native art objects for about 20 years. The last 15 I have been buying my material from Fur and Hide. I live in Western WA State and like to support small local businesses. Fur and Hide has never let me down in quality and customer service. Excellent hides from local sources, and quality products reasonably priced. I do occasionally shop others, for products Fur and Hide doesn’t carry, but I always return to shop a great local company. Keep up the great work providing top quality material and service.