Spirit of the Thunderbird
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 Spirit of the Thunderbird. The powerful spirit being of the mountains, whose wings and flight create the thunder and lightning. It is the Thunderbird who blesses the first day of spring. his great teaching is that of ego - to live humbly and in humility.
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.