Here is an absolutely lovely Kachina rattle. Handmade and painted by Zuni artist Gilbert Bowannie, it depicts a very colorful kachina.
Gourd Rattles are traditionally used in ceremonial dances and part of religious ceremonies and celebrations. During the harvest celebrations, parents of young Zuni boys will request to have a Gourd rattle made for their son's. As a young boy, it is a huge honor to receive one.