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Henna Art for Medicine Drums

It would be my absolute pleasure to decorate your medicine drum with henna.

Let me share a funny story with you…

When I went on Vision Quest in September 2014, for 3 days and 3 nights alone in the bush, when I arrived to my site, exhausted, I realised I had left my pen at base camp! Argh!!! I did have a few echidna quills though….maybe I could scratch into the paper? Painstaking and not super successful! Charcoal? Too thick. Henna? Yes, henna! I had a cone full of henna after intending and failing to henna my siStars before we headed off on our solos. So I henna’d my insights onto the side of my medicine drum. The notes are still there. (Rest assured, I located a pen…but that’s a whole other longer story for another time, perhaps!)

And so I decided to fully henna the face of my drum. Here are the photos as the design unfolded…

Rough sketch

Making Progress

Finito...for now

Of course just about any design is possible, and I would be more than happy to work with you to find a design that you adore!

And here’s a shot of the henna after it deepened. It’s SO delicious!!!

my henna'd drum

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Gypsy x




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