Photo of Khakassia, Siberia

Photo of Khakassia, Siberia

Ceremonial Drums from Siberia

From the vast and remote landscapes of Central Asia that reach North into Siberia come exceptionally hand-crafted drums made by native, Sergey Charkov and family. These drums are produced with local, natural materials in the way ceremonial power drums have been made for thousands of years.


From Russia, with love…

Based in the capital city of Abakan in the Republic of Khakassia, Russia, Sergey and his family are devoted to keeping ancient indigenous traditions alive through the study, production, and performance of musical instruments, songs and practices.


Large Drums

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Large Oval Drum – natural, wood-Y-handle

Large Oval Drum - natural, wood-Y-handle - front Large Oval Drum - natural, wood-Y-handle - inside

Goatskin head, wood frame and leather ties, this drum has natural skin on the front and a Y-shaped wooden handle on the back. Includes 2 handcrafted beaters – one made from wood (carved, stained, rectangular) and fur (faux) and one made from wood, wrapped in leather, with fur padding (real). Includes custom-made carrying case (dark green).

Dimensions: 26″ tall x 19″ wide x 3.5″ deep

Made by Sergey Charkov, Abakan, Khakassia, Russia (Siberia) in 2008.


Large Oval Drum – natural, metal-cross-handle

Large Oval Drum - natural, metal-cross-handle - front Large Oval Drum - natural, metal-cross-handle - inside

Goatskin head, wood frame and leather ties, this drum has natural skin on the front and a cross-shaped metal (hand-carved, feathered) handle on the back. Includes 2 handcrafted beaters – one made from wood (carved, stained, leaf-shaped) and fur (faux) and one made from wood, wrapped in leather, with a built-in rattle. Includes custom-made carrying case (black).

Dimensions: 26″ tall x 19″ wide x 3.5″ deep

Made by Sergey Charkov, Abakan, Khakassia, Russia (Siberia) in 2008.


Large Oval Drum – natural, metal-curl-handle

Large Oval Drum - natural, metal-curl-handle - front Large Oval Drum - natural, metal-curl-handle - inside

Goatskin head, wood frame and leather ties, this drum has natural skin on the front and a cross-shaped metal (hand-carved, curled) handle on the back. Includes 2 handcrafted beaters – one made from wood (carved, stained, rectangular) and fur (faux) and one made from wood, wrapped in leather, with fur padding (real). Includes custom-made carrying case (green).

Dimensions: 26″ tall x 19″ wide x 3.5″ deep

Made by Sergey Charkov, Abakan, Khakassia, Russia (Siberia) in 2008.


Small Drums

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Small Oval Drum – natural, metal-Y-handle

Small Oval Drum - natural, metal-Y-handle - front Small Oval Drum - natural, metal-Y-handle - inside

Goatskin head, wood frame and leather ties, this drum has natural skin on the front and a Y-shaped metal (leather-wrapped) handle on the back. Includes 2 handcrafted beaters – one made from wood (carved, stained, rectangular) and fur (faux) and one made from wood, wrapped in leather, with built-in rattle. Includes custom-made carrying case (black).

Dimensions: 20″ tall x 15″ wide x 3″ deep

Made by Sergey Charkov, Abakan, Khakassia, Russia (Siberia) in 2008.


Small Oval Drum – natural, metal-curl-handle

Small Oval Drum - natural, metal-curl-handle - front Small Oval Drum - natural, metal-curl-handle - inside

Goatskin head, wood frame and leather ties, this drum has natural skin on the front and a cross-shaped metal (curled) handle on the back. Includes 2 handcrafted beaters – one made from wood (carved, stained, rectangular) and fur (faux) and one made from wood, wrapped in leather, with built-in rattle. Includes custom-made carrying case (black).

Dimensions: 20″ tall x 15″ wide x 3″ deep

Made by Sergey Charkov, Abakan, Khakassia, Russia (Siberia) in 2008.


Small Oval Drum – natural, metal-cross-handle

Small Oval Drum - natural, metal-cross-handle - front Small Oval Drum - natural, metal-cross-handle - inside

Goatskin head, wood frame and leather ties, this drum has natural skin on the front and a cross-shaped metal (feathered, leather-wrapped) handle on the back. Includes 2 handcrafted beaters – one made from wood (carved, stained, rectangular) and fur (faux) and one made from wood, wrapped in leather, with built-in rattle. Includes custom-made carrying case (black).

Dimensions: 20″ tall x 15″ wide x 3″ deep

Made by Sergey Charkov, Abakan, Khakassia, Russia (Siberia) in 2008.


Drums for Special Order

These drums are out of stock, but could be specially ordered.

For more information on special orders, email Lucia.

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Large Oval Drum – painted, wood-Y-handle

Large Oval Drum - painted, wood-Y-handle - front Large Oval Drum - painted, wood-Y-handle - inside

Goatskin head, wood frame and leather ties, this drum has a unique painting on the front and a Y-shaped wooden handle on the back. Includes 2 handcrafted beaters – one made from wood (carved, stained, rectangular) and fur (faux) and one made from wood, wrapped in leather, with fur padding (real). Includes custom-made carrying case (color TBA).

Dimensions: 26″ tall x 19″ wide x 3.5″ deep

Made by Sergey Charkov, Abakan, Khakassia, Russia (Siberia) in 2008.


Large Oval Drum – painted, wood-Y-handle

Large Oval Drum - painted, wood-Y-handle - front Large Oval Drum - painted, wood-Y-handle - inside

Description: Goatskin head, wood frame and leather ties, this drum has a unique painting on the front and a Y-shaped wooden handle on the back. Includes 2 handcrafted beaters – one made from wood (carved, stained, rectangular) and fur (faux) and one made from wood, wrapped in leather, with fur padding (real). Includes custom-made carrying case (color TBA).

Dimensions: 26″ tall x 19″ wide x 3.5″ deep

Made by Sergey Charkov, Abakan, Khakassia, Russia (Siberia) in 2008.


Large Oval Drum – painted, wood-Y-handle

Large Oval Drum - painted, wood-Y-handle - front Large Oval Drum - painted, wood-Y-handle - inside

Goatskin head, wood frame and leather ties, this drum has a unique painting on the front and a Y-shaped wooden handle on the back. Includes 2 handcrafted beaters – one made from wood (carved, stained, rectangular) and fur (faux) and one made from wood, wrapped in leather, with fur padding (real). Includes custom-made carrying case (dark green).

Dimensions: 26″ tall x 19″ wide x 3.5″ deep

Made by Sergey Charkov, Abakan, Khakassia, Russia (Siberia) in 2008.

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