Welcome to Mark Barfoot's Holiday Online Shopping Cart!
Thank you for visiting! You picked a great time to visit! I offer you holiday gifts that are handmade and unique, of fine quality, sure to please loved ones and friends.
Please enjoy browsing the store. I appreciate all of you who have been patrons of my art, and you who visit mi websites and Facebook Pages! You've made this a great year for mi and I show my gratitude by offering you a price break during the holidays.
HOLIDAY FREE SHIPPING AND HANDLING WITHIN THE U.S.!! Free U.S. Shipping includes all items currently in stock.
(This special offer does not include custom orders, expedited shipping or international shipping.)
For expedited or international shipping, call 931-242-6207 or Email mi. You can make your purchase through the cart then pay separately for shipping.
We trust you will discover all the fine Native American crafts we offer for sale, handmade by Mark Barfoot. Mark is Onondaga and Cherokee, born on the Cherokee Reserve in North Carolina. He has been making drums and other fine craft arts for over 44 years.
Mark is a multi-faceted artist, making a wide variety of Native American arts and crafts like drums, flutes, moose antler carvings, primitive style knives, jewelry. He is also a performing artist, giving flute performances at shows, powwows, and at his own events. Mark conducts hand drum workshops nationwide (our Turtle Island), teaching many people how to make their own elkhide and maplewood drums and beaters. He shares teachings learned from his elders, wolf clan wisdom that gives us great understanding about ourselves and the people around us, our relatives.
Mark's work has been in the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian and many private collections across the country including those of Bill Miller , Buffy Saint Marie, Rita Coolidge, Keith Secola, and Larry Mullen of U2. Among others who own and play his drums are Patrick Mirabal, Moontee Sinquah, Rita Coolidge, Rudy Youngblood, Shea Keck, Mickey Free, Irene Bedard, Matt Kramer, former lead singer from Saigon Kick, Eli Secody, the late Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Dennis Banks, and countless others.
Mark makes personal appearances and drum making demonstrations at shows, schools, colleges, and conferences in the interest of education and sharing the Native American Indian way of life with others. He performs with the flute, and gives talks about the Native American Drum and its importance in American Indian Culture. He also conducts hand drum workshops, and while teaching the process of building a Native American Indian hand drum, he shares his deep knowledge of Indian history and lifeways. If you are interested in hosting a Make a Drum Workshop, please contact admin.
You can share some of the experience and knowledge that is Mark Barfoot through his arts, his music, and by connecting with his Native American flutes and hand drums. "We connect with the ancestors when we express ourselves through and honor these ancient traditions. The drum is the heartbeat of our Mother, and the art you find here is created of the Earth and of Spirit."
" I am honored to keep the tradition of the drum, and to share with you the traditions of my people."
donehogawa, Mark Barfoot
The image below is a sampling of small drums from Mark's Painted Drum Line!
Look on the drum pages to find more painted hand drums, the same fine quality as the plain drums but enhanced with images that perhaps can give you a special connection with your drum.