A much beloved percussion instrument during the middle ages was the tabor or “one hand drum”. It is helt by a leather strap around the wrest and played with a single beater only that is helt on the same handside. This was the perfect accompaniment for a one hand whistle - a medieval “one man orchestra”!
The tabor has a diameter of about 30cm (12 inch) and has two calf felts. Special on this drum is a gut string that can be regulated by violin pegs. This string enlongates the sound and reminds on a little on a modern snare drum.
The tabor comes with one beater. Of course this instrument can also be played with the hands or two beaters. There´s a padded bag available for this drum as well. .