The heads of these rattles are made from leather, which is then molded into its desired shape, set, hand painted by the artist and coated to protect. The leather bindings around the rattle are secure and made from a good, thick quality leather. These are embellished with decorative feathers, beading, tassels and you will find some rattles have either a crystal or an arrow head on the stem. We can't always guarantee if we have both in stock as it depends on what is available at the time.
There's only a small number inside the head of the rattle, so the sound is light and the paintings can vary is colour or design slightly but the essence is always similar.
Each rattle comes with a certificate of authenticity tied to the end, this is signed by the artist.
Size of Bear Rattle: The overall length of the rattle, not including the leather straps at the bottom is approximately 37-39 cm. The leather tassels are roughly 18-19cm in length. The size of the feather adornments will vary with each rattle however they are all of a decent size. There will be a larger feather tied to the top and a smaller feather at the bottom with the leather tassels.
Dictionary Terms Explained
- Going within, sweetness of life
The bear hibernates and goes within. Bear energy is the energy that seeks your deepest truths. And with the finding of your truth comes the honey of life - the sweetness that comes with knowing who you truly are. Bear energy helps you to go within and touch the great void where creation and you come from. By entering silence we give ourselves the opportunity to return to the world stronger and wiser. Bear energy is also about taking the courage that to stop thinking is not to die because we are so much more than our thoughts. So take a break, go within yourself and introspect. From the true place of bear we can see that life is like a dream to us and that our deeper self is not so tied with earthly concerns.
To have with you the symbol of bear is to state your intention to travel within and connect with the places where intuition and "knowing without thinking" are the rulers. Some activities that can help support this connection are meditation, dreaming, long walks by yourself and switching off the television.
- Energy, direction
Rattles having been used for many centuries by different traditions and native peoples around the globe. Shamanic cultures such as Native American, Aboriginal, Amazonian, African, Russian and pagan all used and still use rattles in their ceremonies. There are many different styles of rattle, some big, making a very loud sound, while others are smaller, giving much more airy and delicate notes. Using repetitive sounds within the human aura of the body when combined with good intention and focus can help to break up energetic blocks and negative energy. Rattles are tools you can use on yourself or others for healing and for generally changing bad for good. Rattles can help you align with a higher purpose.