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 an image of the jaguar - the top feline predator in the warmer parts of the Americas including the rainforest of the Amazon and dry regions of the U.S. southwest.
The jaguar can stalk deer on the land or caimans in the river. No person walking through the jungle will ignore its potential nearby presence seeing fresh footprints in the earth or sounds of its primordial call in the forest. No diorama or collection of Amazon wildlife is complete with this beautiful cat with its unique rosette spots.
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 may vary from the photo shown of this model.
Also see Jaguar balsa wood ornaments