PIAROA VENEZUELA AMAZON INDIAN SHAMANS RATTLE

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Oct 19,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction

PIAROA INDIAN SHAMANS RATTLE- RIO ORINOCO, VENEZUELA

EXCEPTIONAL PIECE THAT MEASURES 27 INCHES LONG FROM THE END OF THE HANDLE TO THE FEATHERS OUTSTRETCHED. THE HANDLE IS 1 X 9 INCHES LONG. THE GOURD MEASURES ABOUT 5 X 5 INCHES. NUMEROUS DESIGNS ETCHED ON THE GOURD THAT DEPICT PIAROA MYTHOLOGY

THE CEREMONIAL RATTLE IS USED DURING HUIRAME, THE YEARLY CLEANSING CEREMONY AS WELL AS IN THE INITIATION OF YOUNG MEN INTO ADULTHOOD. FILLED WITH SEEDS AND MAGIC CRYSTALS CALLED WANALI. COMBINATION OF SEVERAL DIFFERENT TYPES OF BIRD FEATHERS.

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