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This listing is for one hand crafted 18 inch Woad Ritual Drum from The heART of Ritual.


Woad was traditionally revered as a sacred ritual colour by the ancient Celts, hence why I consciously choose to incorporate it into these ritual instruments. Red Ochre is the other colour held sacred by the ancients, and my Red Ochre drum collection will be available for pre-order in Winter 2021. The Woad and Red Ochre drum collections are dedicated in honor of the ancestors and the indigenous stewards of the land; not just the Celts, but all indigenous people around the planet.



The drum hoops I make are made with locally sourced sustainably managed Birch wood. These are steam bent and shaped by hand, ensuring a uniquely formed and solid foundation for your ritual drum. The glue I use is hide glue, made from the offcuts of the Reindeer rawhide that forms the drumhead of your drum. Each drum hoop is infused with my 13 Moon Wild Rose ritual oil, and finished with one of my crystal and plant pigment ritual drum waxes; Sol, Luna or Earth. The choice of wax depends on the overall energy of the drum. The drum head is Reindeer rawhide that is directly sourced from the Saami in Finland. I infuse each rawhide with flower, crystal, mushroom and tree essences when soaking, and depending on what each drum calls for, healing botanicals and crystals are also placed in the water with it too. The pigments that I work with on the rawhide are from my own wild colour cauldron library of colour, and created from wild native medicinal herbs, the Celtic Trees of the Year, healing flowers, and crystal, mineral and earth pigments. If the drum calls for it, I might also add colour to the hoop using my own wild colour pigments and/or botanical inks. Each drum is then placed in the custom made drum rack in our dedicated ceremonial space, and carefully monitored as it slowly drys and acclimitizes. Once fully stable and tested, it is prepared for shipping. Each drum is finished with a conditioning layer of my beautifully fragrant 13 Moon Wild Rose ritual anointing oil and comes with a care sheet.


If you wish to order a custom Drum Sounder for your drum, please see the relevant listing in the RITUAL RHYTHM section of our shop. Our 18 inch and 24 inch drum stands will be available for pre-order in December 2021.


For those who feel drawn, the 13 Moon Wild Rose ritual anointing oil is also available to purchase in our store.



The photograph you see here is an example of one of our Woad Ritual Drums. Note that each one will be unique, one of a kind, and have different colours and patterning. You will receive an email from us when we begin to bring through your drum, another when it is fully birthed, and a final one to let you know when it has shipped. The drum itself is the one that sets the pace.

18 inch Woad Drum

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    Our Autumn season shop opening takes place from
    9am on July 21st until 6pm on August 9th

     All times are Irish time. Orders ship from August 19th onwards and are fulfilled on a first come first served basis. 'Made to order' offerings ship from August 26th onwards.

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    Season • Autumn

    Element • Water

    Direction • West

    Archetype • Enchanter/Enchantress Archetype

    Themes & Focus for this Collection

    This collection celebrates all things Autumn/Water Element and coincides with the fire festival of Lúnasa, the ancient Celtic festival that marks the transition from Summer into Autumn.

    Autumn/Water references throughout this ephemeral collection include;


    The Element of Water, the Moon, the Sacral Chakra (also in conjunction with it's pairing with the Third Eye), the chakras of the Knees and Elbows, Emotional WellBEing, the Urinary System and Fluid Body, Womb Health, Flexibility, Flow, Release, Intuition, Shadow Consciousness, Reclaiming Equilibrium, Abundance, and of course, Water Rituals for the Head, Heart and Hands.

    Full insights into the season, it's energies, themes, and virtues are shared in depth in our newsletter. This gifts invaluable knowledge on the sacred framework of the season, and details the creative insights that inspired and shaped the offerings. To read more about our collection, receive exclusive early access, and a members only preview of these ephemeral offerings, sign up for our newsletter. Newsletters are sent just once a season.

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