16″ Hand Carved Gourd Rattle With Horse Hair
This Gourd Rattle with Carved Handle features beautiful Peyote Stitch decoration at the top of the rattle. The crafter made it using a small Bell Gourd. He or she hand carved a wood dowel for the handle. The beaded geometric designs are made with Seed Beads in White, Royal Blue, Turquoise, Orange, Red, Yellow and Black. 3″ of White Horsehair extends from the top section of beaded decoration.
The rattle measures 16″ long and the little gourd measures 3″ in diameter and about 3″ long. The Peyote Stitch Beadwork sections measure 1″ long. One of a Kind!
The dance for which this Rattle was made is called the Gourd Dance. The gourd dance is a Kiowa dance ceremony. The dance honors all warriors and veterans. Learn about the Gourd Dance!
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