Calabash ornaments and hand rattles

Spider 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 the figure of two types of spiders including the tarantula. This formidable spider preys on many animals on the forest floor, but people can slowly approach some types without fear.   

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: ORWI008 (spider), ORWI021 (tarantula)

Also see: Hand-woven tarantula spider ornament