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Calabash ornaments and hand rattles

Eagle Bird Calabash Christmas tree ornament and hand rattle

These unique Christmas tree ornaments and rattles are made from calabash tree pods (gourds) by native artisans from the Ampiyacu River region of the Peruvian Amazon.  This rattle features the figure of several varieties of eagles - the majestic raptors (birds of prey) found in the Amazon and other parts of the world.  The Ornate Hawk Eagle from South America is distinguished by its crested plumage and striped chest.  Its strong preference for primary forest habitat makes it vulnerable to growing deforestation throughout its range.   

This rattle has a chambira palm fiber chord allows it to be hung from a Christmas tree.  The beads inside also make it a great rattle that fits in the palm of your hand. 

Please remember that the artisan carves these rattles one at a time so the exact design of the animal and shape of the calabash pod will vary from the photo shown of this model.

Models: ORWB011, ORWB016