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 Buffalo 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
- Abundance, prayer
Buffalo brings abundance. But the lesson in connection with this is that life is a circle and to continue living in abundance we must honour what we receive though prayer and honouring the Creator.
Buffalo teaches that we manifest exactly what we need by walking in balance and listening to inner guidance. Buffalo tends to take the easiest route in the right time. It does move to a new place ahead of the seasons and it does not go over a mountain when the pass is where he is meant to be. This way buffalo is exactly where he/she is meant to be at any time and in this way manifests exactly what is needed. Then we complete the circle by saying thank you. Buffalo teaches us we can have all that we ever dreamed of. Life doesn’t have to be this hard.
- 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.