Here is a Bumpy or Warty Gourd Rattle hand made by Cherokee artist Gary Raymo. Gary grows his own gourds to make his rattles. This rattle features a 20 inch wooden shaft handle which is vividly beaded in peyote stitch atop the gourd & topped with blue & white horse hair. Below the gourd is more bead work & some rabbit fur. Then the grip is beaded in matching peyote stitch down to the end & has about 6 inches of hand rolled twisted leather fringe. This rattle has a strong & clear voice or sound. Made for actual use or display.
A Certificate of Authenticity is attached.