Four Directions Turtle
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.
This rattle in particular is adorned with a painted representation of a turtle with four directions carried on its shell. The handle is carefully corded with suede, which is then held tight by various tassels with wooden beads.