Here you are purchasing a functioning thunder gourd. The design was laser cut from the very gourd and glued to create the 3-D look. The back side of the gourd has also been cut for the purpose of creating the sound hole. The gourd is painted on the inside, the drum-head comes attached, heat-shrunk and complete with a spring. The outside is unfinished allowing you to paint it and finish it your way or leave it as is. The shape and size of gourd will very from the photo. For any additional questions, feel free to contact me through email or phone call.