Calabash ornaments and hand rattles

Dragonfly Insect Calabash Christmas tree ornament and hand rattle

This calabash rattle features the figure of a dragonfly - one of many species found in the Amazon and throughout the world.  They spend the early phases of their life in freshwater and often stay near it as adults buzzing about in search of smaller insect prey.  They play an important role in protecting human health in the tropics by eating a huge number of mosquitoes including ones that often carry malaria.   

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: ORWI006