He was carved with good body proportions and painted with fine detail. Many types of katsinas carry a rattle, called aaya or aya, in one hand when they participate in a plaza dance. The rattle is made from a dried, painted gourd and filled with pebbles or dry corn kernels and then fitted with a wooden handle. It makes a clattering sound as it is shaken.
This item measures 11.5 inches tall, 3.5 in wide and 5 in deep. His body is 6.75 in long.Hopi Rattle: This Hopi Rattle is unsigned. It features a flying owl chasing a small rat or mouse. This item measures 7.5 in tall by 4 inches wide. The handle is 3.25 inches and has a drilled hole for a carrying strap. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American: US\1935-Now\Dolls & Kachinas". The seller is "galw001" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.