This Remo Buffalo drum is inspired by the frame drums of the Native American Cultures. It comes with a covered rope cross-handle and soft tipped beater and is manufactured with Remo's Fiberskyn® 3 drumheads and patented ACOUSTICON™ drum shells. These drum shells produce the same tonal characteristic found on traditional wood shell drums with excellent projection and enhanced low-pitched fundamentals. You can play this Remo Buffalo drum in virtually any weather condition and it will keep its pitch. Our hand-held Native American inspired hoop drum is perfect for use in drumming circles, shamanic healings, meditation, and personal or ceremonial rituals.