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Navajo Rawhide Rattle with a Turtle and Kokopelli Design.

Hand-crafted and hand-painted by Navajo artist Myrick Morgan  who is shown on the tag.

 The turtle has different meanings to different Native American tribes.

To the Southwest Native American peoples (Navajo, Zuni, Hopi and others) the turtle represents precious water and it's absolute importance to life. Turtle also teaches us patience in helping others; determination and strength. Retreating into his shell shows us the importance of reflecting on and improving your inner self.

 

Kokopelli is the hump backed flute playing deity traditional to the Hopi. He is also recognised and revered by the Navajo, Zuni and Anasazi nations. He is a fertility symbol bringing seeds and rain for healthy crops in his sack (the origin of his humped back) .

The music he plays changes the winter to spring, cause seeds to sprout and he brings good fortune to all who listen to his songs.

The rattle handle is wrapped with deer hide and decorated with glass beads and fur.

 

These rattles are very well made, with the head firmly attached to the handle. They have a good sound, an example of which can be heard on the video above.

Although each one will vary slightly the video gives you a rough idea of the sound your rattle will make.

 

The rattle measures approx 28cm including the tassels and the rattle head measures approx 7cm in diameter.

This is an ideal instrument for ceremony,  shamanic work or as a percussion instrument.

 

All our Navajo products are authentic items purchased from a local business trading on Navajo Nation land in New Mexico.

Navajo Rawhide RattleTurtle & Kokopelli (28cm)

£27.10Price
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