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Our ceremonial hand crafted rattles are made by the artist in Peru. Each features a hand-etched subject, either a parrot in one of two sizes; owl, song bird, hummingbird, fish, insect, moon, toucan and butterfly, and is trimmed atop the chonta handle with molted Amazon bird feathers and colorful cotton thread windings. Each piece is a unique work of art and has it own sound. Price is per piece.
Cute as can be, this tiny rattle is perfect for travel with a smaller, yet strong sound. Made in Peru by the Shipibo of natural gourd and chonta wood, the bowl is hand etched with the totems and symbols of their jungle cosmology. Trimmed with colorful thread windings above and below the bowl, the top is trimmed with the delicate and colorful molted feathers of Amazon avians. Choice of styles. Sizes approximate. 7.5 inches long and 1.5 inches bowl width.
Our sacred ceremonial rattle is handcrafted in the Peruvian Amazon from chonta wood and gourds. This rattle features an etched animal design on the front and reverse sides of the bowl. Finely finished with plant fiber tufted tops. Each rattle is a unique work of art and has its own sound. Your choice of animal style and handle length. Length is measured excluding the tufted tops and is 10 or 12 inches; bowl size is 2 or 3 inches, allowing for some slight variation of these handmade items. Your rattle may vary slightly from photo shown. Handmade in Peru.
Our fair trade, hand carved gourd maracas are made in Central Peru. The gourds are grown in the warm Central Valleys of the Andes, the costal oasis and in the jungles. After harvest they are thoroughly dried, skinned and then sanded smooth. The designs are carved on the gourd without sketching creating many intricate designs. Our designs vary let us pick one for you. Gourd carving is one of the oldest art forms in Peru and dates back to 2,500 BC. Sold Individually.
Hand painted percussion maracas are made in Peru. Maracas or rattles are used in Latin-American music. They are shaken, one in each hand, with the rhythm of the music. Maracas are so popular they are now a standard part of orchestral percussion sections. Shamans may sometimes use maracas or rattles to invoke the gods, raise energy, dispel evil spirits and bring joy to the listeners. Sold Individually.