Gerald Dawavendewa (Hopi & Cherokee)
Hand made rattle using a gourd, paint, wood, feathers, and pebbles.
8.75 inches / 22.225 tall (not including feathers)
Rattle or Aaya in Hopi is a musical instrument used in various ceremonies and often given to young children to play and learn with. This rattle carries a sunflower design - a source of food, the seeds promise a continuation of life. The sunflower is shown on a blue background representing moisture, a life-giving substance to a desert land.
We include information on this rattle, Hopi culture, and a biography of the artist.