Today's post is of a Ceremonial Peyote Gourd Rattle that I have been making for the past month and finally finished it today.
The overall length is 15 1/2 inches long plus (12) twisted Buckskin Fringes of 9 1/2 inches long each.
There are about 3200 12/0 glass seed beads that I beaded on...one bead at a time...so it took many days of work on just the beading..about a month total.
The Gourd part contains Ant Hill Garnet chips and other small pebbles from the Ant Hills because it is to be used for Ceremony.
I drew on and wood burned into the gourd an Eagle which is split with beading around the gourd.
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