Rattles of Time/ Shake the Soul

Ancient Taos pueblo Gourd seeds/ acquired through trade from HOPI Growers.

Pueblo children grow up with rattles; the movement of rattles, the sound of rattles, the value and breaking of rattles.

Standard Pueblo corn dance rattles

In most Pueblo dances and ceremonies, some form of rattle accompanies the dance. They can be the basic gourd shaker, the cowrie shell bandoleer, dew-claws of the deer (hoof), and or metal cone tinklers on kilts or legging fringes. Nowadays, even sleigh bells at any Pueblo are also a typical rhythmic accessory seen on straps around the knees and on belts around the waist. Continue reading Rattles of Time/ Shake the Soul