Like many other Native American Indian arts, making drums is an art passed down not through books, but through generations. The traditional Cochiti drum has played an integral role in Native American Indian dances and ceremonies and the tradition of handmaking these iconic pieces lives on. These Native American Indian drums are handmade from cottonwood and pine. Once used solely for the use of ceremonies, the drums are now used by musicians and other Native American Indian artists who use the cowhide as canvas. Larger drums often add a unique touch of Southwest decor serving as coffee tables and unique furnishings. Whether you are looking to find an instrument or a home accent, our traditional Cochiti drums are designed to be used and displayed. A symbol of both Native American Indian history and continued artistry.