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 a lineated woodpecker - a close Amazonian relative of the pileated woodpecker of North America. Both are known for using their strong head, neck and beak to pound holes into rotting trees in search of insect prey and carve out a nest to raise their young. .
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.