We have discovered fur beaters make a completely different, more ambient sound, reducing the strike sound but keeping the underlying vibration. These extra long beaters (about (20″ long) are perfect for the larger ceremonial or pow wow drums. The heads are rabbit fur, the handles are bamboo or sustainably harvested wood, and they are decorated with elk splits and glass crow beads. Each is handmade and individual. Those shown are representative. Fur color is random.