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Fa'atete

Fa'atete, Fa'akete, or Pa'u Mango are the "running" or "rolling" high pitch skin drums that are just as distinct sounding as a Toere. Like our bass drums, they are made from 100% hand bent wood. Our Faatetes come in  either an 10" diameter or a 12" diameter by 17" tall. You have the choice of which diameter best suits the sound you're looking  for. They come topped with your choice of goat skin or vinyl. 

  • $400 USD
  • Child size 8"x12": $250 USD


Apart from bended shells, we also offer Faatetes made from palm wood logs and other woods that we shape and hollow in a similar process to our Toeres. This option is very beneficial for custom shapes and custom carvings. 

  • $650 USD

Tahitian Ihara (bamboo sound) 

  • $150 USD


Ironwood Faatete sticks 

  • $45 USD a pair 


Each drum is made using a design of your choice. When purchasing a Faatete or any of our skin drums, I will provide you with an email or message containing our current design selection (usually 40+ on hand) that you can choose from to make your drum unique.


  • Want to use your own fabric or custom requested color schemes? Contact me!