Calabash ornaments and hand rattles

Angel Fish 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 an image of an angel fish.  While this fish is popular in aquariums, its native home are Amazonian waters where its stripes provide good camouflage to hide it from predators and the little fish and invertebrates that it preys on.  

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.

Model: ORWF018 (angel fish)