This beautiful Zuni Rattle was handmade by Zuni artist Gilbert Bowannie. On it, he painted a gorgeous hummingbird drinking nectar from a rose.
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.