NATIVE AMERICAN RATTLES AND FLUTES
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Native American rattles, or shakers as they are also known, play an important part in traditional tribal dance and ceremony. They are symbolically made using hide and feathers from the animal kingdom, wood and stones from the plant/earth kingdom and hand painted with traditional symbols from tribal lore or mythology to give them added power.
Rattles are used to hold the rhythm during dance, raise the energy and carry prayers and are often accompanied by a beaten drum.
Rattles are also used in shamanic work to call upon other worldly sprits for help and guidance.
The sustained use of a rattle can create trance-like states in the user and listeners.
Use them personally when you wish to create a sacred space, raise the energy before spiritual work or to clear your mind before entering a meditative state.
And of course they can be used purely as an alternative percussion instrument.
Our rattles, listed below, are created by Navajo artists in the traditional way from cured animal hide attached to a wooden staff. The animal hide is filled with pebbles or sand and sewn shut.
Native American flutes vary a great deal in design and sound and are found across many Nations.
Ours are created by an Navajo musician.
Lots of interesting flute information can be found here Flutopedia.com
Each instrument comes with a tag showing which Navajo artist it was hand crafted by.
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