Bear, Buffalo, Elk, Horse and Moose Drums and Rattles

Steven Kauder

Gallery of Rawhide Rattles

This web page, which has larger images, shows details in the types of rawhide rattles I made. The images below are samples of buffalo, elk, horse, bear, wolf, and cougar rattles I have made. Please note that colors do vary within each type of hide from light to dark, and thicknesses vary from thin to thick.

Every rattle is an individual with the attributes of the animals (for the rattle hide and the leather wrap on the handle) and the tree (for the rattle handle) who have given to us. Each rattle also has the characteristics of its rattle maker (i.e., how the rattle is constructed and the energy and prayers put into it).

Rattle Kits

Round Drums

Oval Drums


I have -- after 20 energetic years of drum making -- retired. I am still making drums that interest me.
Any that are available can be found by clicking here.

Buffalo Rawhide
Buffalo Rawhide Rattle
Buffalo Rattle

Elk Rawhide
Elk Rawhide Rattle with Cholla Branch Handle

Horse Rawhide
Horse Rawhide Rattle

Bear Rawhide
Bear Rawhide Rattle
Bear Rattle

Cougar Rawhide
Mountain Lion Rattle

Black Bear Hide
Black Bear Rattle with Fur

Wolf Hide
Wolf Rattle

Egg-Shaped Drum Gallery
Round Drum Gallery
Oval Drum Gallery
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