Hand Made Native American Apache Indian Ceremonial Rattle

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Cynthia Whitehawk - Apache
Dragonfly Spirits Ceremonial Rattle

Four Directions - Morning Star Spirit
HK Item #RT919

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Dragonfly Morning Star Spirti Ceremonial Rattle

6" tall
11" circumference at middle
Gourd, deer hide, red horn beads, nickel beads
Signed by Cynthia Whitehawk
Certificate of Authenticity included
Cynthia Whitehawk, Apache

Dragonfly Morning Star Spirti Ceremonial Rattle

Dragonfly Morning Star Spirti Ceremonial Rattle

Center of Sacred Four Directions Morning Star design has genuine turquoise cabochon.

Dragonfly Morning Star Spirti Ceremonial Rattle

Bottom is signed and dated by the artist.

How I Made This Rattle

"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

Cynthia Whitehawk - Apache
Dragonfly Spirits
Medicine Wheel / Morning Star
Ceremonial Rattle
Comes with certificate of authenticity
and velvet storage pouch.
RT919 - $195 plus s/h  

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Paula says -

"This incredibly beautiful work of art was entirely hand crafted, carved, wood burned, and painted. There are no is no glue-on decals, no tracings or appliqués used. The wrist strap is made of honey deer hide and is embellished with copper beads and red horn beads. The sound of this rattle is crisp and clear.

"The designs include a Four Directions Morning Star and a Medicine Wheel, each with a turquoise cabochon in the center. Each design element is a work of art in itself, and combined they make a truly amazing piece."

Dragonfly Morning Star Spirti Ceremonial Rattle

Center of Sacred Four Directions Medicine Wheel has a turquoise cabochon and a soaring Dragonfly above.

Dragonfly Morning Star Spirti Ceremonial Rattle

Each design element is a work of art.

Dragonfly Morning Star Spirti Ceremonial Rattle


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From Apache Artist Cynthia Whitehawk

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.

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

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.

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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