Hand Made Native American Apache Indian Ceremonial Rattle

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Cynthia Whitehawk - Apache
Dragonfly Morning Star Amulet Rattle

HK Item #RT911

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Native American Apache Dragonfly Spirit Amulet Rattle

There is a turquoise cabochon in the center of the Morning Star.

2 1/2" tall
1 3/4" wide
Gourd, glass trade beads, copper beads, nickel beads, deerskin, turquoise
Signed by Cynthia Whitehawk
Cynthia Whitehawk, Apache

Native American Apache Dragonfly Spirit Amulet Rattle

Native American Apache Dragonfly Spirit Amulet 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

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Cynthia Whitehawk - Apache
Dragonfly - Morning Star
Amulet Rattle
Comes with velvet cloth pouch and certificate of authenticity.
RT911 - $90 plus s/h  

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Paula says -

"This tiny gourd was hand carved, painted and wood burned then hollowed out and filled with tiny glass beads. There are no is no glue-on decals, no tracings or appliqués used.

"It is an amulet, it is a pendant, it is a rattle ! Once you realize how small this amulet is (see the dime?) and how delicate the work is, you will come to appreciate the expert skill that went into making it."

Native American Apache Dragonfly Spirit Amulet Rattle

Dime above shows scale of amulet.

Deer hide thong has a 20 inch drop length, that is, 40 inches total of neck strap. Adjustable by tying knot anywhere.

Native American Apache Dragonfly Spirit Amulet Rattle

There are two large dragonflies and many smaller ones around the amulet.

Native American Apache Dragonfly Spirit Amulet Rattle

Signed by the artist on the bottom.

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.

MINIATURES - The techniques used in the creation of this one of a kind art are the most difficult to master. Miniature pyrography (carving with fire) takes the utmost of patience, a precise & clear vision, as well as an extremely delicate hand. Not only is miniature work the most difficult, but the most time consuming, add to that working on a slick & rounded surface which requires the highest of skill. This art is extremely rare and only practiced by the most gifted of people.

RATTLES - To First Nations people, shakers or rattles represent rain (for Prayers of abundance & prosperity) and tears, especially those of emotional release. Tears of joy signifying when the mind, body, soul & Spirit connect. Ceremonially, rattles are used in cleansing and purifying, Spiritual guidance work, Celebration and in thanks and respect to Ancestral Spirits.

DRAGONFLY - Spiritually embodies the stripping away all negativity that holds us back, helping us to achieve our dreams & goals. Reminds us that anything is possible & is the keeper of dreams, the energy within that sees all of our true potential and ability. Dragonfly inspires Spiritually & Creatively, helps on the path of discovery and enlightenment.

MORNING STAR - Infinite possibilities, Hope, Renewal, sign for Venus, also the Goddess. Honored as a sign of courage and purity of Spirit. The Ghost Dance Religion saw it as a symbol of the coming renewal of tradition, re-birth of the ancient ways of living with Mother Earth.

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