Hand Made Native American Apache Indian Ceremonial Rattle

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Cynthia Whitehawk - Apache
Wolf Spirit - Medicine Wheel
Ceremonial Rattle

HK Item #RT908

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Wolf Spirit Ceremonial Rattle

5" tall
12" circumference
Gourd, deer hide, red horn beads, nickel beads and cones
Signed by Cynthia Whitehawk
Cynthia Whitehawk, Apache

Wolf Spirit Ceremonial Rattle

Wolf Spirit Ceremonial Rattle


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Cynthia Whitehawk - Apache
Ceremonial Wolf Rattle
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$175 plus s/h  

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Paula says -

"This incredibly beautiful work of art was entirely hand crafted, carved, wood burned, & painted. There are no is no glue-on decals, no tracings or appliqués used.

"The design includes a Medicine Wheel with Turquoise Cabochon in the center, 3 wolves (perhaps a mother wolf and 2 pups) howling. Beautiful designs throughout including large wolf paw prints. The wrist strap is made of tan deer hide and is embellished with nickel & red horn beads and traditional nickel cones.

"The sound of this rattle is soft and soothing."


Wolf Spirit Ceremonial Rattle

How This Rattle was Made

"Each gourd (gourd is another of Mother Nature's wood items) is grown and crafted with respect and ceremony. PYROGRAPHY is used - carving into the surface with fire. Followed by using archival quality dyes, paints & sealer to accent the design, letting the beauty of the natural gourd shine through." - Cynthia Whitehawk

Wolf Spirit Ceremonial Rattle

From Apache Artist Cynthia Whitehawk

MY MISSION - We are thankful and honored to be able to respect the Spirits of the plants, animals and Mother Earths elements who give themselves and continue their life as healing tools for us. We offer these tools for Spiritual expression, to be in balance with Mother Earth and one's self.

RATTLES - Native American rattles have been and are used for many purposes including healing and other medicine uses, dancing for ceremony and celebration, commemorating birth and more. 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.

Rattles can be made of many materials including deer and elk hooves, rawhide, turtle shells, gourds, wood, buffalo parts (horn, hump bone, scrotum) bones, horns and antlers of all kinds, leather (cowhide, buckskin, elkskin).

The rattling items are either inside or outside. Rattles such as gourds might have small items inside such as beans, corn, small stones, or even the seeds native to the gourd itself. Rattles with external sound makers are adorned with pieces of metal, tinkle cones, bells, beads and more.

Generally, medicine rattles are made entirely of natural materials and the sound is more muted. Dance rattles are made of almost any materials, natural and otherwise. In fact, unusual items such as pieces of scrap metal, coins and other resonating materials are used to create a loud, crisp sound. Dance rattles are often made like a coup stick, using bone or wood with a handle on the end.

WOLF - Wolf Medicine brings a high sense of loyalty and strength, especially to family & children. Great social skills, friendly, and gregarious. Ability of incredible strength, stamina, & communication both in physical & Spiritual realms. Naturally creative, noble, passionate, with the ability of profound understanding.

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.

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