A beautiful gourd rattle expertly hand-painted by octogenarian Glenn Lewis entitled, "Hummingbird Spirit Rattle"
- Length: 9-inches, about 20-inches with decorations; 10-inch circumference
- Beautiful suede lace-wrapped handle
- Microsuede lacing accent
- Lightning Wood bead and Copper beads
- Microsuede, leather, ribbon lacing
- Wooden, glass, vinyl, stone and copper beads
- Lightning Wood bead and Copper beads
- Three Hummingbird images painted around the rattle
Learn more by watching the above video and/or by reading "Bob's Observations" in the column at right.
Sold only in America.
About This Limited Edition Collection:
This is the second quartet of handmade, hand-painted rattles offered for this exclusive limited collection. Others will be added in the future.
(Also learn more by watching the video on this page and/or by reading "Bob's Observations" in the column at right.)
It didn't require much convincing when retired artist Glenn Lewis was presented with the opportunity to "un-retire" so he could paint a limited number of sacred gourd rattles. "I thought I had painted on about every possible medium available to me during the past 65-plus years," he said, "from countless canvases to huge murals, and on glass, brick, stucco, metal, wood, drywall, hundreds of Bob's special drums and more, but never on a sacred gourd rattle. I was honored and especially excited for an opportunity to interpret and express my deep appreciation of Spirit animals and the deeply moving language, sometimes encoded, that is transmitted by such meaningful beings and spiritual symbols."
Each of the rattles in this Collection is unique, a one-of-a-kind, impossible to duplicate. Each is beautifully shaped as it was when picked from the garden. Each is hand-painted by artist Glenn Lewis, and Bob decorates each too. This goes deeper than shape, paint or decoration however.
These rattles have their very own voices that result from the separation of the original seedpods within their very shells. Thus, the more one shakes a gourd like this, the more seeds separate and the more varied becomes the rattle's voice. Now that's one-of-a-kind for certain!
Hummingbird Spirit Rattle
The trio of Hummingbirds actively surrounding this lively rattle can only represent the arrival of joy in one's life. It's impossible to feel down in their presence! The heart races!
I've written elsewhere about another predominant gift offered by the Hummer-- a fierceness well in excess of its size. When threatened, either itself or its family, this diminutive flyer transforms into a tornadic dynamo! That's warrior energy.
That amounts to quite a resumé... joy-bringer and pugnacious defender. When you think about it, though, the two are complimentary when set amidst an uncertain world. The Hummer is perfectly fine when joyfully going about its busy life, but able to stand its ground, er, defend its airspace when threatened. Methinks it prefers the former, as it demonstrates most times when a human-- who is generally perceived in the animal world as a threat, is instead seen as a slow-moving giant in Hummingbird eyes. The Joy-Bringer does not interpret the action as a threat, but will on occasion even land on an out-stretched finger.
It's amazing when one understands that bravery allows discernment and the joy to live free in any soul.
Should you find the need to rediscover a balance within, you can surely trust the gentle guidance such a joyful totem messenger offers you with this colorful, sacred rattle.
Aho & Namaste,
This rattle can only be sold in America. A special $20 shipping charge has already been added to the price shown. This allows for the expense of wrapping, double boxing, packing and thus protecting this sacred rattle while in transit to U.S. customers.
We do not have special boxes for shipping this rattle, so it will be secured in suitable boxes that may show one or another company logo or other identifying information on it. This does not mean that the company whose logo or other identifying information appearing on a box is an endorsement of or otherwise an acknowledgement of the box's contents. The Thunder Valley Drums name will appear on the shipping label however.