Currasow Bird 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 a currasow - a pheasant like bird with a wattle under its beak that feeds on fruits and insects on the forest floor.

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 and shape of the calabash pod will vary from the photo shown of this model.

Model: ORWB008