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Our fair trade, hand-carved gourd rattles are made in Peru. The gourds grow in the warm central valleys of the Andes, the coastal oasis and the jungles. After harvesting, they are dried, skinned and sanded smooth. Intricately carved and worked by artisans freehand on the gourd surface. Natural color with a variety of birds, flowers, and other musical instruments. These rattles come in a range of lengths from 4.25 to 5.5 inches and widths from 1.5 to 2.5 inches. Perfect for travel or children. Complete with woven cotton string handles. Peru.
Our smaller ceremonial hand crafted rattles are made by the artist in Peru. Each features a hand-etched subject on front and back of an animal totem, moon, sun or a traditional Peruvian design motif. 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. Your choice of styles.
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.