This is everything you would hope for in a rattle. The handle is made soft, and at a great diameter for firm and easy holding. The hide of the rattle is filled with Sacred Creek Rock Fill, in just the right proportion to make a full, pleasing and powerful sound with every shake. The craftsmanship is wonderful. Ever bit of it, including the artwork is handmade by a Native maker and Shaman, a member of a Cree tribe in Northern Canada. It is 9-10 inch length, so it is easy to transport and carry.
The artwork depicts the powerful vision of the Thunder Horse, blessed Spirit, with Thunder and Lightning inspired symbols on his ethereal body. He gallops across the Spiritual Cosmos, blessing the Earth. invoking Thunder and Lightning, stamping out evil, clearing negative medicine, and bringing peace and blessings.
Each of these rattles are made by hand. Each rattle is an individual work of sacred art by the maker, and there may be little differences between the rattle you see pictured here and the rattle you receive, for example, such as a small altering of the wrap.