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Bright Anasazi designs both top and bottom.
Paula says -
"This Soaring Raven Spirit rattle is a very special work of art. It was entirely hand crafted - carved, wood burned, and painted. There are no is no glue-on decals, no tracings or appliqués used.
"The design includes two Four Directions Medicine Wheels each with a turquoise cabochon in the center, 1 large raven and 2 medium ones. The wrist strap is made of deer hide and is embellished with silver and red buffalo horn beads, silver cones and pea hen feathers.
"The sound of this rattle is crisp and clear."
There are two Four Directions Medicine Wheels, each with a turquoise cabochon in the center.
There are three ravens in all, one large one and two smaller ones.
The wrist strap is made of deer hide and is embellished with silver and red buffalo horn beads, silver cones and pea hen feathers.
From Apache Artist Cynthia Whitehawk
RATTLES - To First Nations people, shakers or rattles represent rain (for Prayers of abundance and prosperity) and tears, especially those of emotional release. Tears of joy signifying when the mind, body, soul and Spirit connect. Ceremonially, rattles are used in cleansing and purifying, Spiritual guidance work, Celebration and in thanks and respect to Ancestral Spirits.
RAVEN/CROW - Raven and Crow are very similar in their strengths: both carry great responsibility to Spirit and are the messengers of magic and healing from the universe where all knowledge waits for us. They also symbolize changes in consciousness, of levels of awareness and perception. Shamans, Spiritualists and Healers with Raven/Crow Medicine are able to use their gifts with deeper clarity, understanding and insight, developing greater power and skill in their abilities.
MEDICINE WHEEL - The Medicine Wheel represents American Indian Spirituality - the journey each individual must take to find his or her path. The Medicine Wheel is based on the four cardinal directions and the four sacred colors. A circle represents life; at the center of the circle is the eternal fire.