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 fox. The grey fox is the only member of the canids (mammal group that includes foxes, wolves and dogs) who lives in the wild throughout North America and parts of South America including the Amazon rainforest. The fox eats small rodents when it can, but it also eats lots of insects, other invertebrates, fruit and sometimes other parts of plants.
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.